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Making a difference requires mindfulness


Do you care about your friends? Your neighbors? Your community? Local businesses? Your city? If the answer is yes, what are you doing that demonstrates these things in a significant and meaningful way? It’s one thing to think & say that you care. It’s another thing entirely to actively demonstrate it through your actions & lifestyle.

Making a difference means being mindful of the people, places, and things that you can make a difference with and then taking action in a meaningful way. The act of not making things worse is not the same thing as making things better.

Everyone wants to get paid

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

We live in a world where everyone wants to get paid the maximum value for what they have to offer, but very few want to pay for the things of value that other people have to offer, let alone what they may be worth. This applies to the poorest college student to the wealthiest billionaire. And this is why many of the good things that people offer often end up in graveyards.

People will happily pay $6 a day for a coffee beverage, but they won’t invest in someone or something that adds lasting value to their lives while, at the same time, supporting the person or people who created it.

Artists need to eat, too.

The risk of listening to fear

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean
The cost of consistently letting your fears drown out your desires is that you sacrifice your life to negative outcomes that exist only in your mind. The fact is, most of the worst of what we fear never comes to pass.

Often, the risk of listening to our fears is greater than the risk of the negative outcomes we imagine. This is because we let our fears deny us of opportunities that could ultimately be life-changing if only we had the courage to do what we truly desired. And even if what we feared came to pass as a result of our initiative, the outcome is simply temporary discomfort (embarrassment, rejection, criticism…) and insignificant in the grand scheme of our lives.

“Think positive” is a meaningless catchphrase

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

“Think positive.” No. Think intelligently. Just because “think positive” is a nice thing to say doesn’t mean it’s going to do you any good.

You can be the kindest, most positive person in the world, but unless you’re actively working towards a goal or fulfilling a greater purpose, you will likely find yourself drifting further & further from places you truly want to go. Without a strategy, “Think positive” is a meaningless catchphrase. In order to have any significant impact on your life, your positive thoughts must be accompanied by actions that push you in a direction you want to go.

Be a most valuable person

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

By their very nature, the most valuable people in your life provide you with something of value. And it’s wonderful. Now recognize that you have this same power to provide value to others & not just to people you know.

BeKind

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 10, 2019

You can’t work for your future while living in the past

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

If you’re not willing to take risks to get what you want, then you’re not very likely to get it. More often than not, one has to let go of things as they are in order to reach for the way they want them to be. You can’t work for your future while living in your past.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 5, 2019

A sentence on a page

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

If you’re not where you want to be in life, always remember that what you’re feeling is just a sentence on a page in an entire book that makes up the story of your life. And the general feel & outcome of your story is written with the actions you take on a daily basis.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 3, 2019

If you want to be remarkable

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

There are over 7 billion people on the planet. If you want to be remarkable you have to do more than simply exist. Working on being consistently kind compassionate openminded & taking personalresponsibility for yourself and your impact on the world is a good place to start.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 2, 2019

When humanity makes you want to crawl under a rock

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

The times that humanity makes you want to crawl under a rock are not the times to remain quiet and do nothing. They are precisely the times that people are needed to leadbyexample with acts that demonstrate the best of what we all have to offer.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) December 26, 2018



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