5-2-1: On Breaking Big Problems Down, Being Involved & Practicing Thankfulness

Happy 5-2-1 Impact Thursday

Here are 5 high performance insights I've learnt, 2 quotes from others, and 1 conversation starter/ question to think about this week.




“Don’t put people on pedestals… they are not much different from you when they started”

Do not mistake this with making someone feel special. The latter is positive. But when you realised that you cannot be honest with someone and your self-esteem is compromised, that is an unhealthy sign. If you are boosting someone up and exaggerating their specialness because you want them to reflect the effort back to you, that is also unhealthy. Be conscious of this.



“Don’t merge and bring things together and see everything as one big problem.”

Break your challenges down into its finest forms. Simple actionable and accomplishable steps. It is okay that some of these actionable requires you to do things you are not comfortable with. You will overcome them when you get to it. Set yourself a timeline on every actionable. Lastly, act on them and don't stop acting on it.


“A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other”

Let's be real. A perfect marriage is not one that is flawless. It is two flawed people who show up for each other, even when they are in the valleys.


“You are stretchable.”

You are not fixed. You can be stretched. The U.S Navy SEAL team follow the mantra that even when you feel that you’re completely wiped out, you’re actually only 40 percent done and have 60 percent in the tank. You are more. Your heart can be bigger. Challenge yourself.


“Avoid “Ideacide”

It's like an idea pesticide. A creativity killer. Avoid “Ideacides” and keep creativity front and center. Everyone needs a healthy creative outlet so help them nurture it. Encourage it. Help propel people and their ideas forward.






“The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become.” – DeSeaux


“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin



What are you truly grateful for?

Train your brain to look for what's right. Train your brain to appreciate. Gratitude is the one emotion that is the antidote to what messes up our life. 

So go deep, get asking. 

What are you truly grateful for?

Until next week,

Caleb & Megan
Founder, SG Smart Parents Conference
Straits Times Featured Property Advisor With 12 Year Track Record


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