…And Make Them Happen Instead. For the past year, I dreamt of being a writer. I wrote hundreds of pages in a journal with my deepest feelings, thoughts and ideas and afterwards, I put away the journal and I dreamt. I dreamt that one day I’d become a writer, and I waited and waited for someone like you to discover […]
I haven’t drank alcohol in two years and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. When I removed alcohol from my life’s equation, I cut out 95% of my life’s poorest decisions and worst habits. A quick disclaimer: this won’t be a sermon on sobriety or why drinking is good or bad […]
Introduction My most recent worldly desire is to be a writer! Perhaps yours is too. So where can we start this journey? Let’s ask Stephen King. He’d know, right? I mean, he’s published over sixty novels and counting. In his book On Writing Stephen gives us the goods on how a writer might improve their craft: If you don’t have the […]
CONCLUSION We, and thus mankind, are imperfect, but perfectly so, and it’s a fallacy to think that it (mankind) over us (the individual) needs to change. Human unconsciousness is our greatest challenge and our greatest purpose is to awaken. Unconsciousness, or suffering, or identification with form, and seeking expansion through form is a necessary phase of […]
If it was easy, everybody would do it. The two perspectives in the videos linked below seem to tell opposing messages through their headlines but are in fact paralleled in their meaning. Make time for these two videos at some point today. Each are incredibly motivating and I can guarantee you’ll find yourself inspired.
It’s Friday afternoon and you’re home from work. You’re contemplating the myriad of options you have at your fingertips — “should I go out tonight?” you wonder, “or maybe stay in and work on that project I’ve been putting off.” It’s been a long week so you decide to go out and hangout with your friends.
In his StartUp School podcast, Seth Godin explains to his audience of entrepreneurs a story of how each of them as “architects” have been given a metaphorical empty lot on which to build their house, detailing one important fact: “Once you choose where to build your house, you’re locked in. Once you’re locked in, you […]
“The solution for a lot of the world’s problems may be to turn around and take a step forward.” Yvon Chouinard Paradigms are beliefs that are accepted as common knowledge, but may not necessarily be true. They influence the way in which we perceive the world around us, but are often based on personal or culture […]
Concepts you’ve learned in the past are stored in your subconscious, waiting for just the right moment to influence your life. These moments serve as a reminder that often we go through life hearing when we should be listening. Take for instance Sir Isaac Newton’s first universal law of motion which beforehand I was only hearing but […]
We pick our friends because they have characteristics that we value. We spend time with our friends because we want to be like them. This could be anything from talent, to looks, to dedication. Sometimes friends go above and beyond expectations to challenge, inform, and even solve problems. If done consistently, these behaviors build trust. This […]
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