There’s lots of advice out there these days, so it’s tough to hear the wisdom in the noise. But sometimes, you hear something that rings so loudly with Truth that it’s hard to ignore.
Whether they’re his or not doesn’t matter, because when the compelling Chris Voss uttered his ‘three truths of life’ they hit home:
Be curious because you’ll learn more.
Be nicer because you’ll get wounded less.
Be grateful because you’ll recover faster.
Any one of these alone will put you in a mindset where you’ll achieve more than you ever thought possible.
It’s hard to argue with that!
Everything in life is an agreement.
Whether that means we’re agreeing that it’s bad to kill people, agreeing on the price of a coffe or agreeing to drive on the same side of the road — it’s all an agreement.
And the stories we all agree on are what we collectively call ‘reality.’
The most powerful kind of agreement you can make is to yourself.
Unfortunately, it’s these promises that we break more than any other.
Every time we say we’re going to do something and we don’t, we lose trust in ourselves.
Even if nobody else hears the promise, we feel it when we break it. It hurts our brains and we get weaker. It fractures our identity.
Just like every time we back up our word with action, we get a little stronger. We become a more consistent person.
Back yourself up today.