For those of you out there who feel like a lack of courage is holding you back from living the truly good days you wish for, I’m here to tell you, fear is an illusion.
People who say “no” live in the comfort and security of their own world. People who say “yes” go on to live lives filled with glorious adventure.
I was going to write this suggestion off as inappropriate and off-topic, but the reality is all of us probably know or work with at least one person who is, in fact, an asshole.
We’ve all probably experienced panic at some stage in our life. And the first thing to do if you start to panic – in any situation – is to just breathe.
Sometimes we get caught up in the trappings of success only to realise later in life that the things we thought would make us feel successful don’t define it for us at all.
I probably shouldn’t be saying this because we’re still building the improv community here in Australia, but there is more to life than improv.
Most of the time when we think of intelligence we probably think of I.Q. tests, Stephen Hawking, or pipe smoking professors, but there’s more to intelligence than just being good at science and math.
The point is, to be great at anything you have to keep learning. Always. And to be a great teacher you have to be a good student. Always.
I might get some pushback for this, but I’m gonna say that the reason stereotypes exist, and persist, is because they are based in some amount of truth.
All of us want to connect with others and find the easily found common ground. And when we realise we’re all more alike than we are different, it feels really, really good.
The truth is, putting other people down will not make you look better. In fact, putting other people down only makes you look worse.
Learning to pay attention to whoever or whatever is directly in front of you will greatly improve your performance on stage – and at work, no matter what it is you do for a living.
Along with patience and compassion, sincerity is one of those qualities we all probably wish we had more of — or at least wish other people had more of.