How-to Stop Dwelling On Embarrassment – Tina Fey

“For my first show at ‘SNL’, I wrote a Bill Clinton sketch, and during our read-through, it wasn’t getting any laughs. This weight of embarrassment came over me, and I felt like I was sweating from my spine out. But I realized, ‘Okay, that happened, and I did not die.’ You’ve got to experience failure to understand that you can survive it.”

–Tina Fey

How-to Know If You Are a Right-Brained Creative Type or Left-Brained Logical Type

No matter what I tried in class, it felt as though I was simply not designed to show my work, check my answers, and keep my eyes on my own worksheet.

Maybe this was because the logically thinking left hemisphere of my brain wasn’t as dominant as that of my more successful classmates. Could I have been destined to fail from birth because my creative right-brain overpowered the left?

How-to Stop Being So Damn Overconfident

Confidence is a commodity that many people can’t often afford themselves. For others, it is dripping from every orifice of their body. At a glance, it may seem like overconfidence always offers an advantage, but in reality, overconfidence can leave us in far more desperate situations than a cringe-worthy failed pick-up attempt.

How-to Be Patient With BIG Goals

The deciding factor in whether I actually make it to the point of seeing a positive outcome to my efforts is usually how patiently I can persist towards the goal. My mind runs at a mile a minute and I’m always onto something new. This may be my Achilles heel, but it is also one of my most vital strengths.