GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

If you want to achieve your dreams but they’re destroying you then give up on your dreams. This doesn’t mean take on the belief that you could never achieve them. It means take on the understanding that you aren’t currently capable of accomplishing the thing you desire. See yourself for who you are. If you… Continue reading GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

A BREATHING EXERCISE

Sit down and close your eyes. Breathe in and out once. Then breathe in, breathe out and hold your breath while pressing your hands together in front of you. Flexing your belly, and squeezing everything forwards in a closing motion, tightening the front of your body. Wait, and when you feel an instinct to breathe,… Continue reading A BREATHING EXERCISE

PROGRESS AND PLAY

If you want to progress you have to go where play is found. Play is the place between newness and familiarity where progress can happen. You can’t actually progress very far by working at the edge of your ability. It’s occasionally useful but tears you down and requires too much recovery time to create consistent… Continue reading PROGRESS AND PLAY

ANTIFRAGILE

Learn to bend without breaking. Be a monster who grows every time a rock is thrown at you. Take the rocks and set them under your feet to make a sturdier foundation for yourself. Become antifragile by learning to benefit from the chaos around you. Entropy, the disorder of the universe that takes us all… Continue reading ANTIFRAGILE

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER TIME

What’s more important. Accomplishment? Or accomplishment over time? It’s well known that most of our past selves were idiots. So assuming any one accomplishment is the end all be all of your existence and journey to success is a statistically stupid call to make. And if the next accomplishment isn’t the most important thing, and… Continue reading ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER TIME

APPROVAL

People approve of people who don’t seek approval. So if you seek approval you won’t receive it. There are many things that dissapear when you chase them. Pleasure in most forms, for example, if you try to get more and more of it then it will become less and less effective until you don’t feel… Continue reading APPROVAL

ARISTOTLE

Aristotle said that money needed to have specific properties, so that it could be used as a unit of measure for things you want to exchange. Much like the centimeter or inch is useful to know how big an object is physically. Money is a unit of measurement that helps us measure how much we… Continue reading ARISTOTLE

SMALL ACTIONS BIG RESULTS

If you’re struggling to improve your life and it’s not working you might be looking down on the simple things you need to do. For example, reaching out to a new person is a simple idea. But it’s hard. And it’s easy to run the numbers and think you’ll need to meet ten people before… Continue reading SMALL ACTIONS BIG RESULTS

ENJOYING IMPROVEMENT

If doing things you don’t like is the only way to improve your life then you’ll improve your life as little as possible. If you feel rich when you spend money and poor when you save it then your financial psychology is wired to wreck you. Because every positive action you take based on that… Continue reading ENJOYING IMPROVEMENT

CONNECT TO LEARN

Connect every fact you know to every other fact you know. This is a core principle of learning. If you know what a chair looks like, and you understand what it’s for, it’s easy to learn that another chair-like object is also a chair. Look at enough chair like objects and you will learn the… Continue reading CONNECT TO LEARN