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Category: Personal Growth

Everything That Needs to Be Said Has Already Been Said

But you can re-frame it and put it in a different perspective. That’s what writing, or any creative output is all about.

Some days, doing any creative endeavour can feel meaningless, especially when we start to think “this has been done before”. Of course it has, but why should that discourage us? André Gide said “Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” 

That’s important to remember, every single time you try to make something new. It’s not really new, but it’s yours. It’s a little different, and most likely it bears repeating because not everyone heard it the first time.

Don’t ever let the feeling that it’s been done before hold you back. Just remember to give it your own voice.

I write about personal growth, psychology, leadership, relationships and soft skills at The Neural Grind.

When Was the Last Time Your Guilty Conscience Helped You?

A guilty conscience is a strange thing. Our brain is telling us something isn’t right and it can be difficult to pinpoint the underlying reason. If left unchecked, that uneasiness can prevent us from living a full life.

There’s nothing more useless than harboring a guilty conscience. It does no good except for the sweet relief of getting rid of it. So why are so many letting such a useless feeling get in the way of happiness?

Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It’s a black wall. It’s a thief. Dave Grohl

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I write about personal growth, psychology, leadership, relationships and soft skills at The Neural Grind.

Why Stupid People Succeed More Often Than You

Why Stupid People Succeed More Often Than YouA friend of mine says the same thing when confronted with people enjoying success: “Why do so many stupid people get ahead in this world?

It’s the latest pop sensation chewing bubblegum. The new loudmouthed sales rep who’s landed a big deal, or the CEO who doesn’t even know when to use “your” and “you’re”.

Upon closer inspection though, he doesn’t really think they are stupid. They just seem like that to him. They’re loud, unrestrained and have no problem laughing at themselves.

To people who consider themselves smart, it’s easier to call someone too direct and outgoing “simple-minded”. Surely, the smartest men are composed, calm and weigh every word before they speak.

Well, no. And even if they were, for the sake of argument — so what?

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I write about personal growth, psychology, leadership, relationships and soft skills at The Neural Grind.

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