There’s no shame in getting dunked on because at least you played defense.
If you really understand something a teacher says, you use different works than the teacher when explaining it to someone else.
If you don’t understand something, you repeat the teacher’s words verbatim.
Writing it out is better than holding it in.
If you want to get more done, give yourself less time to work.
Honest criticism provides an alternative.
Often overwhelm is really blocked energy. I may say I have no time to respond to emails, but if the President emailed me, I’d respond immediately.
When you make a mistake, fix it quickly. Waiting only makes things worse.
When overwhelmed with tasks, it’s good to sit and give the mind a break. Your unconscious will resolve the conflict, eventually telling you what must be done and what should be let go. It just needs space to sort it out, like how—when sleeping without an alarm—your mind wakes you up when you should arise.
The Way To Love by Anthony de Mello.
You’re never alone once you befriend yourself.