Principle 1: Honey Badger Don't Care
Principle 2: Accept Yourself. Your Whole Self
Principle 3: Surround Yourself With Honey Badgers
Principle 4: Break the Mold
Principle 5: It's Not Selfish. It's Self Fulfilling
Principle 6: It's Your Life. Take Responsibility
Principle 7: Find Your Strengths and Play to Them
Think back to your childhood.
Chances are you tried a lot of different things. Different sports, different games, different foods, different ways to "outsmart" your parents and probably a million other things. Over the course of many years and perhaps, sometimes instantly, you learned what you like and what you don't. And thus, those experiences and preferences shaped you into the individual that you are.
Now, think about the reasons behind why you like some things more than others.
With the exception of food preferences (i.e. flavors you like/dislike, not the food choices you make), your preferences are largely determined by how you view yourself in relation to the the activity or experience. Take school, for example. We all attend in one form or another. Yet, not everyone likes school. Now, why is this?
I would wager that the people who enjoyed school, especially as they aged, were the people who enjoyed learning, got the best grades and had a drive for academic excellence. In addition, individuals who experienced social acceptance and/or were not picked on, most likely enjoyed it as well.
However, this is not the case for everyone. What about the people who struggled to pass or were social outcasts? Chances are they hated school. And it makes sense.
Generally speaking, we like the things at which we excel and dislike those at which we struggle.
And there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, you'll be happier for it.
Everyone has something they are good at. And most people have lots of things they are good at.
- Maybe you have a endless drive and determination.
- Maybe you are a natural born leader.
- Maybe you have the ideal body type to run or swim or whatever.
- Maybe you have a knack for organization.
- Maybe you are creative and crafty.
- Maybe you are mechanically inclined.
- Maybe you have a potential you have yet to discover.
They allow you to feel good about yourself. They give you more self worth. And they show you that you have potential to be successful.
And the first step to being successful is believing that you can be successful.
So, try new things.
Find your strengths and play to them. You won't be disappointed.