“1. Stress happens
Take Home Message: Try to find ways to view your stressors as manageable challenges, show up and contribute, control what you can and let go of what you can’t.
2. T here’s no such thing as a happy ending
Take Home: Accept the inevitability of change and uncertainty in life. Stop thinking that the world needs to be a certain way (e.g., fair or kind) in order for you to be happy. Learn to go with the flow!
3. The cover-up is worse than the crime
Take Home: Think about what role avoidance plays in your life and how it holds you back and then think about how your life might change for the better by actually taking risks and putting yourself out there.
4. There is no magic bullet
Take Home: Find your own solutions, adapt strategies to suit your lifestyle and personality. Don’t compare yourself to others and don’t look to others to solve your problems. While it’s good to reach out, you’re the only one who can take it to the finish line.
5. There is no elevator, you have to take the stairs.
Take Home: To be successful requires a huge
amount of hard work and perseverance, talent and potential alone are not enough.”
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