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The Daily Vulnerable by Chude Jideonwo: Pay Attention to Yourself



Stop looking for signs of your own progress in other people’s eyes or actions.

You know where you are coming from, you know where you are going, and you know how far you have already come.

If you have a trusted accountability partner, maybe a friend or a family member, who can help you without adding baggage, you are lucky. If you have a coach, you are blessed. But if you don’t have any, you are often enough to see your own progress.

Pay attention to yourself, and congratulate yourself for when you have done better. T1hen keep moving, whether others see it or not. Because you can’t control another person’s perspective.

Peace of mind is an internal, single-player game.

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Jideonwo is a storyteller, using the research and evidence on human flourishing to inspire new narratives about politics, markets, faith, identity and society in Africa. He is a co-founder of RED, which he ran for 13 years before stepping down in December 2017. One of its companies, StateCraft Inc. handled communication for the Muhammadu Buhari campaign in 2015 and has worked in elections in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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