I used to hate myself for the way my brain worked.

- short attention span
- easily distracted
- "all over the place"

I've learned to love myself for the way my brain works.

- super creative
- outside-the-box thinker
- focused in short sprints
My hope for everyone is to understand the beauty of their brain.

Of course there are things we see in others that we desire for ourselves. Of course we can strengthen our weaknesses.

But we need to learn to respect our natural way of being & understand all of the benefits.
The grass is always greener on the other side, but you need to value the grass that you stand on.

Every upside has a downside. Every yin, a yang.

Love your brain for what makes it great & understand "weaknesses" are not weaknesses, but byproducts of our strengths.
Shoot me a follow if you want more tools for thinking clearly: twitter.com/businessbarista

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