I believe that the majority of people are good. That the number of good-hearted people committed to building people up outweighs the number of those who want to tear them down. But every time I see the news, it seems like the opposite. Like hell-fire is about to rain down and the world is doomed. … Continue reading The Silent Majority
“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.
In this article, I will go over the top 4 traps that stall or kill progress. AKA the progress killers. 1. Overthinking Now don't get me wrong, having a plan is great. And depending on the scope and scale of the project, you may need some elaborate master-plan, eventually. But particularly in the case of… Continue reading Top 4 Progress Killers
Recently I've developed a practice for after I publish a post on WordPress. It's basically this: I like to take about 15 minutes and read other posts related to the tags I chose for mine. I aim to like 5-10 posts and leave about 3 comments. I've found a number of benefits to doing this:… Continue reading How to promote your blog, spread positivity, and practice altruism
The human mind is incredibly powerful. This power can be used to our benefit or to our detriment. This is why I believe feedback loops is such an important concept. When our minds are working right, things are great. We're happy, productive, energetic, the world is ours to conquer. When our minds aren't working with… Continue reading 10 Ideas To Jump Start Positive Feedback Loops
Hanlon's razor is a philosophical razor that states you should never attribute to malice that which can be just as easily be explained by stupidity. This can be used in situations where you have incomplete information. Referencing my last article; road rage is a great example of this. Let's say you're driving along doing just… Continue reading Mental Alchemy: Hanlon's Razor
Hanlon's razor is a philosophical razor that states you should never attribute to malice that which can be just as easily be explained by stupidity. This can be used in situations where you have incomplete information. Referencing my last article; road rage is a great example of this. Let's say you're driving along doing just… Continue reading Mental Alchemy: Hanlon’s Razor
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz I first heard about The Four Agreements from Bill Perkins in a podcast he did with Joe Ingram. Bill described the positive effect that it had on him and I decided I wanted to give it a read. I went into it with low expectations because books had… Continue reading The Book That Changed My Life
You become what you focus on.A simple message with profound implications. Focus on the negative, become negative, and gain pessimism.Pessimism leads to less ambition and limited expectations.OrFocus on the positive, become positive, and gain optimism.Optimism leads to greater ambition and unlimited potential.We all get to choose what we focus on.What will you choose?
"If you aren't failing, you aren't trying." -Woody Allen For far too long I was afraid of failure. I thought that the more I failed, the more of a failure I would become. So naturally, I did my best to avoid failure. What I didn't realize is that I was cementing my path to becoming… Continue reading The Power of Failure