Everyone has wanted to be a different kind of person at one time or another. Maybe we’ve wanted to be more athletic, outgoing, or successful. Whatever it is, we’ve all had moments when we wished to be something different, something more. Take Demosthenes of Athens, for example. Here was a young man who was disadvantaged in so many ways that he could have given up at an early … [Read more...] about Becoming a New Person
From Teddy Roosevelt's 1910 "man in the arena" speech. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, … [Read more...] about Teddy Roosevelt in the Arena
It's cliche but they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. For many individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety and depression that is proven true year after year. I think a short story from Andy Andrews' The Noticer will illustrate the point nicely. The wise and enigmatic Jones sits down with Henry to offer some advice on his latest predicament and begins with a … [Read more...] about Seagulls and the Road to Hell
You want to improve your life. You want to stop procrastinating and start doing the shit you love. You want to kill your perfectionism and you want to live an epic life. You want to be confident, strong and – most of all – you want to be happy. Unfortunately, you are not. And so you browse the internet, searching for the ultimate blog post that will change your life forever. … [Read more...] about You Already Know How to Be Happy. You Just Don’t Realize It Yet
High in the Himalayan mountains lived a wise old man. Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his skills was to psychically tell the villagers the contents in their pockets, boxes, or minds. A few young boys from the village decided to play a joke on the wise old man and discredit his … [Read more...] about Village Elder Chooses Wisely – Will You?