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
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Are You Running Towards Your Dreams?
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?
4 Tools to Sharpen Your Decision Making
I say tools, but they’re actually called philosophical razors. A philosophical razor is a heuristic or principle for decision making. It can be used as a rule of thumb that allows you to "shave off" unlikely explanations or avoid unnecessary actions. Basically, they're used to save you time. Once you understand them, there are many… Continue reading 4 Tools to Sharpen Your Decision Making
Building Habits – How to Stay Consistent
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
Finding Different Gears
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 is fighting a hard battle.
“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.
Depression, Bipolar, and Suicide: Reckful’s Story
After returning from an amazing trip that I took for the 4th of July is when a friend told me the news about Byron Bernstein AKA Reckful. Reckful was a prolific streamer on Twitch. Many people consider him to be one of the greatest because of the role that he played in the earlier days… Continue reading Depression, Bipolar, and Suicide: Reckful’s Story
The Skill Developing in the Shadows of my Online Writing
And no, it's not nearly as dark as you may be thinking. When I started my writing online about 5 months ago, I had no idea what I was in for. It was just an experiment that I always wanted to try, so I went for it. And so far, it's been great. I've made… Continue reading The Skill Developing in the Shadows of my Online Writing
Just Because You Don’t Have the Key to All Life’s Problems
Doesn't mean that you can't have the key to some of them. This is what I needed to hear. For the longest time, I didn't think that I had what it took to be able to help people. "Who am I to give people advice? I have issues of my own that I haven't figured… Continue reading Just Because You Don’t Have the Key to All Life’s Problems
How We Grow: The Goldilocks Zone
The Goldilocks zone is the habitable area around a star where the temperature allows life to exist. Not too hot and not too cold. It's just right. A similar principle applies when we're talking about how we learn and grow. Physically, we grow stronger by pushing our bodies to the limit. By stretching it past… Continue reading How We Grow: The Goldilocks Zone