1. Be positive
2. Control your insecurities
3. Provide value
4. Eliminate all judgements
5. Become a person of conviction
They may sound simple enough, maybe even banal, but click here to read the list with commentaryI found it refreshing.
Numero 4 in particular jogged some thoughts loose in my head. I know I'm not the most patient person, especially when it comes to driving. If a car in front of me isn't going as fast as I want to drive or isn't getting out of the way, I will tail them like crazy until they get the picture. And yet, when someone is doing the same to me, do I speed up or change lanes? Of course not. In fact, I slow down until they give up and decide to just pass meeven if I'm in the fast lane (which I usually am). I know I don't always use my turn signal, and yet I have no problem achieving indignation overload when another driver does the same. When someone doesn't hit the gas at the exact split second the light turns green, my blood pressure spikes and I got into honk mode. But as the consumate daydreamer, I know I've done the same many times myself. I guess the take home message is: I need to relax. Nobody's perfect, least of all me.