“He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.”
I spend much of my time and energy learning about personal development.
It’s a never-ending process.
There is no one point where you “arrive” in life.
Sure, you’ll have experiences of earned accomplishment, but even then, the victorious feeling passes.
You’ll get to the peak of many mountains, but it’s unreasonable to expect permanant residence there.
You must understand a few crucial truths to navigate the personal development labyrinth…
Being told you’re not good enough is a gift, but you’ve been conditioned by society to believe otherwise because conglomerates stand to gain little from your enlightenment.
There’s little chance to bullshit yourself after feeling utterly embarrassed, especially when it comes at the cost of your ego.
I live intensely with the understanding that I need to seek constructive criticism. Without it, I am doomed to mediocrity.
Yet when I look at most people, the only thing I see is the manifestation of desperately trying to avoid a reality check.
If you’re familiar with The Matrix, you understand the difference…
Life’s too short to follow the conventional advice from the hard-coping masses who tell you to be humble.
Everybody thinks humility is a desirable quality.
I call bullshit.
Here are some synonyms that come straight from the dictionary for the word humble…
Do any of those words describe who you’d like to become?
If so, act with the utmost humility and see how far that takes you in life.
I’m of the philosophy that you’re better off believing you are the fucking man while supporting that mentality with a disciplined lifestyle.
“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”
Never before has modern man been subjected to such chronic comfort in the evolutionary timeline of our species.
For 99% of history, life as a man was a constant battle of will, courage, determination, movement, and character.
Things have changed drastically.
Now, man spends most of his time inactive, plagued by neurotic thought, refined sugar, low consciousness entertainment, and pornography.
Everything he does now is an attempt to escape from himself.
And the most insidious part about…
How you respond during the days, you feel like shit says a lot about your character and determines whether or not you respect yourself.
Right now is one of the most confusing times in my life, and it’s easy for the mind to spin this sentiment into worst-case scenarios.
“How am I going to get through this?”
“Will I make it out of this situation?”
“What the hell am I going to do?”
Thoughts like this take root within the mind, but only if you allow those seeds to grow by feeding them.
I’ve been through dark times, just like…
I get this question or a variation of it on Twitter at least twice weekly:
“How do I find the motivation to do x…”
It’s flawed thinking.
Firstly, there’s no mention of discipline.
Secondly, the idea that you’ll “find” motivation is false and, even worse, damaging to achievement.
Contrary to popular platitudes, motivation is not useless.
It’s a crucial first step on the disciplined path.
Think about it from this perspective:
It takes an unbelievable amount of force to launch a rocket into outer space. The initial thrust from the ground consumes most of the fuel, and it gradually requires…
“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”
People have an awful relationship with mortality, and it’s not a surprise considering the broader societal context.
Society implicitly teaches you to avoid thinking about death through distraction. …
I have learned a lot over the course of my young life and am grateful for every single lesson, regardless of the pain it manifested within.
My goal with this post is to share my perspective to help everybody, especially people in their 20’s, to become joyful, healthy, and inspired.
Let’s jump right in.
I am a competitive soccer player. It is my preferred sport and muse and acts as the foundation of my personal development.
Maybe your thing is running, swimming, playing football, etc., but regardless, developing the mindset of a professional athlete is valuable.
There are many similarities…
Don’t trust people who tell you to “protect your energy.”
They’re often the worst offenders of neglecting their energetic system and have no idea what the statement means.
I have a healthy relationship with vitality, and the only times I experience lethargy are when I stray away from a disciplined lifestyle.
Here are six deadly mistakes that make you feel lethargic and unmotivated.
Keep reading if you want to stop procrastinating, feel powerful, and knock out crucial tasks towards an inspiring vision.
They tell you to be wary of external influences but ignore the internal.
Nutrition is a keystone habit…
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J. R. R. Tolkien
The feeling of being lost in life isn’t a pleasant one, but you can learn how to embrace the unknown and use it to your advantage.
As a 23-year-old, I have gone through a few periods where it felt like I was the only sailor navigating life’s ocean.
My most crucial experience manifested when I was in England as an 18-year-old, far from home in Southern California.
My passion and childhood dream for professional soccer sent me halfway across the world to get an opportunity to share my gift…