Are You Essential in These 4 Areas? Part 3: Heart


Assume everything you say about another they can overhear; now speak accordingly

— Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit

Essentialists are powerful observers and listeners

— Greg McKeown, Essentialism

1. Apologize and forgive. Stop colluding.

Source: Ant Rozetsky,

No human heart can harbor anger, hurt, malice, and resentment and still thrive. We have to let go of these feelings through forgiveness.

The Bus Ride



2. Let go

Source: Blake Cheek,

Don’t hold on to emotions and recycle them over and over. Don’t escalate them by continuing to act upon them. Don’t ignore them and sweep them under the rug. Compassionately observe them come in, and then let them leave.

Managing emotion

Source: Andreas Strandman,

Letting go of work anxiety

3. Listen

Source: Priscilla Du Preez,

Stop and HEAR

HEAR a family member

Pro Tip


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PhD Chemist, father of six kids, and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Writes about life habits and hacks and personal improvement.

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