7 Japanese Concepts that will transform your life
I saw this over on LinkedIn, and unlike the normally re-shared chaff one sees there, I thought this was actually quite cool. So, re-typing here for future reference. I take no credit for any of the below (or the click-baity title!).
- Discover your purpose in life.
- Determine the reason you wake up each morning.
- Choose something that aligns with your strengths, passions, and the needs of the world.
- This is what gives life meaning.
Shikita ga nai
- Let go of what you cannot change.
- Recognize that there are some things that are just out of our control, and that's okay.
- Let go and focus on what you can change.
- Find peace in imperfection.
- Recognize that nothing in life is perfect, including yourself and others.
- Instead of striving for flawlessness, find joy in the imperfections that make life unique.
- Preserve your dignity during tough times.
- Show emotional maturity and self-control, even when faced with challenges.
- Remember to be patient, resilient, and understanding.
- Don't compare yourself to others.
- Everyone has a different timeline and unique path.
- It's important to focus on your own progress rather than trying to measure yourself against others.
- Always seek to improve in all areas of your life.
- Even small changes can add up and make a big impact over time.
- "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready the teacher will disappear." - Tao Te Ching
- It is a way of thinking about how to learn and master a technique. There are three stages to acquiring knowledge:
- Shu: Learn the basics by following the teaching of one master. Imitating the work of great masters also falls in this stage.
- Ha: Start experimenting, learn from masters, and integrate the learning into practice.
- Ri: This stage focuses on innovation and the ability to apply your learning to a variety of situations.