It’s a great feeling when you check out a company’s business offerings and find out that they also put out great content. Such is the case with Tunedly, which has been causing quite a stir in the music production and publishing business but also delivers inspirational content that is worth sharing. We’re talking about their Weekly Top Picks newsletters that are usually chock-full of wise thoughts and valuable stories for music-minded people and general readers. If you have never read it, you might be missing out. With that said, here are a few passages we have enjoyed, taken from issues we received in recent times.
What it means to be lucky
Is luck real? Many people are of the opinion that it is and you can either be lucky or unlucky. But it’s not as simple as that. Those who seemingly “get lucky” don’t necessarily have riches or good fortunes just raining down on them from the heavens. Instead, they are usually the ones who choose to appreciate and recognize the good things happening to and around them, regardless of whatever else might be taking place. They choose to view the world from a positive angle instead of from a negative standpoint and, as a result, attract blessings.
In addition, the so-called “lucky” ones readily grab onto opportunities when they come along and always hope for the best when they are up against the odds, instead of expecting the worst. When they run into setbacks, they don’t sit around wallowing in self-pity; they take steps to minimize their effects and try as best as possible to weather the storms instead of running away. Word to the wise: Good fortune is mined in the mind. Think about that.
The concept of working both hard and smart
Whatever goals you might have, it’s important that you not only work hard to achieve them but also work smarter. What does that really mean? These tips can help.
- Don’t try re-inventing the wheel. Look for inspiration and ideas from other successful projects in your industry that are similar to what you’re trying to accomplish.
- Set goals and be disciplined enough to stick with them.
- Look up successful people in your particular field, find out what their work ethics are and try to mimic them.
- Make an effort to get started. Sometimes all you really need to do is make the first step and then everything else will start falling into place.
How to get unstuck
Most people will get this feeling of being stuck in life every once in a while. This is especially true for those who don’t feel they are making any headway in their careers. Whether this is the case for you or you’re feeling stuck for some other reason, things likely won’t improve until you recognize life isn’t quite about tolerance or endurance of the journey. It’s really about constantly taking the necessary actions to claim what you want.
That might seem easier said than done (and might take longer than expected) but getting unstuck means always striving towards what you want while taking steps to move away (literally and figuratively) from the things you don’t.
Some of us might not be sure about what we want at the moment, how do you get unstuck then? Start by making note of the things you don’t want, including negative lifestyles, people, etc. Once you have done that, you can work towards moving away from them. In time, you will find that the more you leave those things behind, the closer you will get to find out just who you want to be (your purpose) and what goals you want to achieve. Developing this type of mindset can truly be a game changer.
Just doing it
Like most people, you probably have something (or several things) on your to-do list that you keep putting off because you don’t think you’re ready. Ideas and desires you might want to explore but fail to execute because you think you need to have the perfect plan or timing.
News flash: no one is ever truly ready. In fact, sometimes the best way to get anything done is to just do it. Stop trying to control every single variable and predict every outcome. Just give it a try and let the chips fall where they may and you just might find yourself starting to cross things off your bucket list you didn’t think would be possible until much later in the future. Taking that leap of faith is what true courage means.
Following your own path
It’s considered human to be interested in things that are embraced by the masses. But only following and desiring to replicate those things that are seen to be the “trend” in the public’s eye can sometimes be a short-sighted approach.
There is the possibility of missing opportunities to come with a fresh spin, which might be opposed initially, but might end up having a profoundly positive outcome. People who became pioneers in their fields were those who decided to look for different/new ways instead of just embracing generally-accepted trends and traditions.
With that said, be open to exploring your own path rather than blindly stepping into the one society recommends for you.
Indulging in motivating thoughts is sometimes an overlooked part of feeding the mind to fuel meaningful actions. Everyone needs reminders and guidance from time to time in order to fulfill their intended purpose.