Your Life’s Purpose: Properly Implementing Your Goals

Have you ever tried to lose weight, stop smoking or stop eating junk food …. and failed? We tend to make these goals and then expect our discipline and willpower to take care of it. What we don’t consider is this: Why do we really want to reach that goal and what do we need…

Removing Emotional Addictions: The Barriers Of Success

“This one is gonna go on and on…until we get smart or we get lucky. He won’t stop.” – “Why not?” “Because it makes him God. Would you give that up?” Red Dragon (2002) Have you ever noticed that some of the things you do are easier to plan and execute than others? Why do…

Balancing The Sociopath And The Empath

In life, everything has two extremes. Darkness and light. Up and down. Warm and cold. It’s the yin and the yang. The black and the white. This symbol shows how both sides are in perfect symmetry, not within themselves but with each other. Together they form a whole. The full circle. There’s one more thing,…

How To Overcome Obstacles Without Wasting All Your Energy

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius in Meditations We all face obstacles whenever we try to achieve anything, that’s just life. The universe has this cruel irony: It gives us an intense desire for something, puts it right in front of our feet and then throws the…

How To Remove Conflict When Everyone Is Always Right

A man enters the train while another passenger is still trying to get out. With his path blocked, the passenger angrily tells the other man to let people leave first. The man returns this anger and tells him to be at the door when the train stops, not sit until the last minute. Both men were angry,…

How To Actually Master Free Will By Taking Control

Do you want to be free? Good luck, because no one is truly free. The more powerful or wealthy you are, the more responsibilities you have. The more creative and expressive you are, the more work you have to do. The more social and loved you are, the more available you have to be. Barack…

How To Be Happy Without Running The Hamster Wheel To Nowhere

The title is inspired by a quote from Peter Sage, where he describes the current trend of career planning and egoic satisfaction as a hamster wheel to nowhere. In The Willpower Instinct, Kelly McGonigal tells about a scientific study, where they took a few mice and let them get really, really hungry. They then put…

Limiting Beliefs: Who’s To Say What’s Impossible?

We all believe things about life and about ourselves in order to function in this world. I believe that I’m still alive tomorrow morning, therefore I make plans. I believe that gravity will still be around when my foot leaves the ground, so I don’t hesitate before every step. There are a million things we…

How To Fight Monsters: Battling Fear

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche If you were the most adventurous fish in the lake, you would probably know every little corner there is to…

How To Get Something That You Really, Really Want

You wake up one hour earlier than you have to. You get up and do your routine, eat some breakfast and wash yourself. You get dressed and instead of starting your normal day, you take the first active hour for your personal progress. You don’t sleep in, you don’t stall, you are right on time and ready…