This week’s edition of Wise Like features the award-winning journalist Sebastian Jungler.
The Calming of Acting over Waiting:
This concept did not come logically to me until I finished the thought. When I heard that army men and women specified that they felt more at ease during the time they were mid-fight than any other time while on deployment.
But think about it, if you have been preparing for something your whole life, wouldn’t you feel at home or at ease when it actually came time to do it. All the rest of the time, you spend wondering if you’ll be ready or when it will be time to use what you have learnt.
That is why acting over waiting around is actually has more of a calming effect.
The Upside of Disaster:
This second concept is also not immediately intuitive but it is still true. Although in relative terms there is never really an upside of disaster, there is still truth to the fact that after a disaster occurs there is something special that happens.
People start coming together, unity among family, friends, communities and regions begin to forget about their differences and join together to help one another through the tragedy. No judgement, no thought about borders, nothing.
In times of crisis, we see the true meaning of community and the human race.
Fail + Attempt the Hardest Things:
In life, you will never grow if you live within your comfort zone and only do what you know. It is important for your sanity and your development to move on to bigger and better things even if they scare you.
It doesn’t matter if you fail because failure is normal and failure is a learning tool to get it right the next time.
No-one expects you to be perfect and be right all the time, but they do expect you to try.
What Would You Die For:
The last thought I want to bring to light that Sebastian mentions is his question that he asks and seldom gets a heartfelt response.
What would you die for?
Who would you die for?
These days, these questions rarely have an answer, yet it is these types of questions that for those who have answers to them will be the most driven and successful in their goals.
Thanks for reading again this week! Stay tuned for further posts!!