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Think Beyond Yourself


There are moments and situations where I feel distracted and disturbed, unable to focus and concentrate on anything.

Looking back at all those moments, I have noticed something familiar in all of such moments. I was doing something from the point of self-interest.

  • How will this affect me?
  • Will I get the offer?
  • What have I gained or lost?
  • Are people judging or appreciating me?
  • I can’t do this.

Today, I can recognize the pattern as soon as I feel disturbed. The root cause of my scattered mind is almost always some selfish or self-centered perspective I am carrying.

Putting it differently, I have given myself this simple mental model.

Selfishness and self-centeredness always lead to a disturbed mind. In contrast, I am always relaxed and peaceful when doing something beyond myself for the people around me, my organization, family, or community.

The power of choice is always with me- I know what to do to be peaceful.

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