Life isn’t easy. Resilience, when paired with integrity, can make people unstoppable in achieving their goals. No matter the journey ahead, natural leaders stand by their principles and values in good times and in bad. Integrity is the umbrella value that defines the total vision.
Never lose the curiosity to unearth new places and understand the people and culture living within. Life-changing insights from local histories await just around the corner, as long as the mind is open and reflective.
There are situations in everyday life where progress is more important than perfection. To punctuate the mundane with moments of joy, prepare and look for the moments that deserve your best work and offer nothing less. Over time, through choosing to prioritize quality, the frequency of these moments increase and become the main plot of your life, revealing how far your dreams can take you. Learn to live each day as if you are preparing for the big show—something worthy of documentation and sharing with the world.
Formal learning doesn’t stop after your last degree, and shouldn’t be limited to classes to support one’s day job. Stretching the mind unexpectedly in a rigorous environment reminds us of our dreams, our struggles and the complexities of life—no matter the academic lens. A return to structured learning can increase discipline and lead to a renewal of self improvement goals at a faster speed than every day life.
Artists create art for themselves, and designers solve problems for others. The world needs both. Obsessing the design thinking process to solve any problem in life will lead to good things for all. Access to good solutions has the power to redirect the trajectory of one’s life.
At minimum, creative acts offer meditative moments to resolve what’s on our mind—conscious and subconscious. Sometimes it leads to complex breakthroughs and interesting outcomes that’s worthy to share with others. Keep trying to find the universal truths in life that everyone wants to discover by trusting the creative process.
Bit by bit, every day we write the story of our life, choosing whether it is a comedy, drama or tragedy. Each word and sentence takes shape with every move we make, driven by our values, experiences and dreams. As we share our stories along life’s journey, we help each other, providing new and spontaneous opportunities to learn. Never stop sharing and be open to what you receive in return.
Make room for all the good things in life: family, friends and fun. Prioritize recharging, maximizing free time, and getting out of the office into the fresh air. A relaxed and nourished you will lead you to follow your passion, wherever that may be.
Wherever you are in life, make the world a better place. Add value and create goodness through your relationships. This may require crucial conversations and difficult choices—always find the courage to help yourself and others grow and achieve their goals.