This Month’s Philosopher: Deepa Shah, WG’16
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If I knew then what I know now, I would have...
Stopped worrying about what comes next. Trusted enough in myself to know that I didn’t need to be anywhere else or doing anything else than what I was doing in the moment.
If I knew then what I know now, I would NOT have...
De-prioritized self-care and indoor hobbies when time felt limited. I am especially learning this during the global COVID-19 pandemic when it is all too easy to not take a mental or physical break from doing office work or housework.
- “Remember that 'No.' is a complete sentence.”
~ I am not sure who originally said this, but I recently heard it from Jane Fonda during a webinar.
- “When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.”
~ Brené Brown, of course.
- “Live on the precipice of a smile.”
~ My reflections today are focused on presence, my daily struggle. I can’t think of a better vehicle to presence than humor.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- The Fearless Organization by Amy C. Edmondson
- Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
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