A List of Lists, Because We Like Lists
We like clicking on internet lists because the headline catches our eye with a subject, category, and classification. It promises that the information will be finite, as the length has been quantified upfront. This creates an easy reading experience, in which the mental ‘heavy lifting’ of conceptualisation and analysis is completed well in advance of actual consumption. See for yourself with the lists below:
Happy people understand that the moment you choose to blame some outside force for whatever is happening to you, you are in fact giving all your power away.
The only people who gossip are people whose personal lives are not fulfilling enough. If you are happy and content with your life, why do you even care what is going on in someone else’s?
We meet no ordinary people in our lives. If you give them a chance, everyone has something amazing to offer. So appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go of old ones that no longer work.
If there’s one thing that distinguishes highly creative people from others, it’s the ability to see possibilities where others don’t — or, in other words, vision. Many great artists and writers have said that creativity is simply the ability to connect the dots that others might never think to connect.
You’re not Superman; you can’t do it all. Even if you can, why should you? If others are offering to help, let them help. Be social. Listen to their ideas and watch how they do things. You may learn something. If not, then you can teach them something and do what humans are meant to do: socialize.
If you’re selling a product line, keep it simple. And if you’re trying to make a decision about something in your life, don’t waste all your time evaluating every last detail of every possible option. Choose something that you think will work and give it a shot. If it doesn’t work out, learn what you can from the experience, choose something else and keep pressing forward.