The important thing we forget in the rush to achieve

I should remem­ber the fol­low­ing gems in the arti­cle I found in the fol­low­ing tweet.

But if I could offer one piece of advice to incom­ing fresh­man, it would be to learn to take care of them­selves — because they are about to be sur­round­ed by peo­ple who often have the mis­con­cep­tion that rack­ing up achieve­ments and acco­lades is more impor­tant than lead­ing a hap­py, healthy, and ful­fill­ing life.

the real les­son of grit is the impor­tance of work­ing hard at a sus­tain­able pace, with­out any expec­ta­tion of imme­di­ate pay­off.

Should we encour­age our chil­dren to work hard? Absolute­ly. But young peo­ple need to learn that grit is only effec­tive when cou­pled with restora­tive activ­i­ties like suf­fi­cient sleep, exer­cise, a well-bal­anced diet, med­i­ta­tion, walks in nature, and time off. Research shows that these basic yet essen­tial self-care habits result in greater focus and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, not to men­tion increased cre­ativ­i­ty, bet­ter deci­sion-mak­ing, and stronger emo­tion­al intel­li­gence.


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