Emotion Is Power: Rawness Of Being

Whatever you feel is your greatest strength. If you can accept it and intensify it, you can do anything. All of our conflict and unhappiness stems from trying to suppress or change our emotions… in vain. If you are content with what you feel and do not try to hide it from others then you…

Learning Effortlessly: How to Let Your Intuition Teach You

I have recently discovered the book The Inner Game of Tennis. It contains some very interesting ideas on the nature of learning that go far beyond tennis. I have added some of my own experiences to it to make it more practical: Do not consciously self-correct your mistakes. The behavior you focus on will not…

Making Progress In Life: In this Process We Trust

Progress is something we must do on a consistent basis. Otherwise, nothing will ever change. Everything we do on a consistent basis is called a habit, meaning something we do automatically without questioning it. In order to build a habit, it must contain three important components according to The Power of Habit. A trigger, an action and…

The Highs and the Lows: The Painful Road of Progress

When we start to work on ourselves we discover things that are very easy to solve and things that are extremely difficult. The more difficult they are the more of our emotional buttons we will press. When we are successful we get high, we can do anything! We are in flow and nothing can stop…

The Zone Of Power: Your Mind​s Must Shift Because They Don’t Play Well

“You can’t suffer your way to success.” – Jesse Elder “…And you can’t enjoy yourself on the way either.” So, where does this lead us? What about suffering, grinding and banging our heads against the wall? Is this not success? Nope. When you have to work really hard every day and you feel miserable inside, you…

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…

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 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…

The Key To Success: The Art Of Persistence

The truth is this: There are two things that decide if you’re successful in anything: Luck and persistence. And you don’t necessarily need both of them! You can either work your ass off, be super lucky or just have a combination of them. Like in the quote: “I am a great believer in luck. The…