Going in circles is such a familiar expression. This feeling that we're putting in the work but never able to get ahead. As so brilliantly expressed by The Red Queen in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking-Glass: Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If… Continue reading Going In Circles
What is Stoicism? I’m gonna provide a definition based on what I’ve learned from the Stoic texts I’ve read and studied. So it may not be perfect or up to the standards of Zeno (the founder of Stoicism). Stoicism is a very personal philosophy based on recognizing that which you can and can not control.… Continue reading Guest Post: Reclaim Your Individuality with Stoicism
Or are you sitting back hoping that they'll land in your lap? "Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think about how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known." -Confucius There are two approaches to… Continue reading Are You Running Towards Your Dreams?
It's almost time to go for your daily jog. It's January 4th and you committed to building a habit that you've always wanted: jogging. But here's the thing; jogging is really difficult. There are a million other things that you could do that are easier and more enjoyable. But you made a commitment and you… Continue reading Building Habits – How to Stay Consistent
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” ―Steve Jobs Although I never felt like anything in my life was going right, when I look back things make a lot more sense. This piece is about my journey of finding different gears. My life and many of my accomplishments revolve… Continue reading Finding Different Gears
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ― Socrates Being Kind Can Be Tough It's so easy to be rude. It doesn't take any effort. Especially when you feel like someone has wronged you. But these are just your emotions taking control. When someone is being short or nasty with you, the easiest… Continue reading Be Kind, For Everyone is fighting a hard battle.
And most people won't. That's life. People come and go. Activities that you once called your favorite will one day be nothing more than a memory. Friends that you've trusted with your life can disappear without a trace or leave without saying goodbye. And there's not always someone to blame in these situations. Sometimes people… Continue reading Not Everyone is Meant to Stay in Your Life Forever
It's one thing to know the right thing to do. It's another thing to go out there and actually do it. "Do as I say, not as I do" -John Selden's Table-Talk (c. 1654) Photo by Gustavo Fring on Pexels.com One of the most interesting parts about a lot of self-help communities and advice-givers that… Continue reading How Rock Climbing Changed My Life
I started writing on Medium.com back in February. After getting off so a slow start, I started writing for the publication Illumination and I’ve since found my rhythm. Dr Mehmet Yildiz (the founder of a publication I write for on Medium called Illumination) suggested that the writers make a list of their favorite articles and… Continue reading My 7 Personal Favorite Articles I’ve Written [List]
"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."-Thomas Edison Do you know how many times did Thomas Edison failed before he successfully invented the light bulb? One thousand times. He made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts before he finally figured things out. I'm just glad that he had a good relationship with failure and… Continue reading It’s Time to Embrace Failure