Not long ago people used to think that it just wasn’t physically possible for a man to run a mile in under four minutes. Of course, Roger Bannister proved them wrong in 1954. Nowadays, to run a mile in under four minutes is not that great of an accomplishment.
I once wrote that there isn’t a single person on this world who, when faced with the impossible, can’t recognize it, but at the same time, there isn’t a single person on this planet who truly accepts it.
But the way we react to the impossible ultimately depends on how much we want to conquer it. We might accept the challenge or we might give up without a fight. You see, when we feel we don’t have enough time to complete a certain task, we tell ourselves it’s impossible. If something hasn’t been done before, it’s impossible. We’ve got a million rules and laws that tell us how this world works. And we label what we don’t understand as being “impossible.”
It just can’t be done.
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“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things that are left by those who hustle.”
I’m terribly sorry, but there’s no substitute for hard work. No shortcuts, no step-by-step guide. No secret routine, no magic potion, nothing of the sorts.
It doesn’t matter if you like or not this arrangement, because this is law; one that applies to everything you do: your work, your passions, your body, your relationships, your beliefs, your virtues.
Life is war. Continue reading
“You can’t hit a target you cannot see and you cannot see a target you do not have.” – Zig Ziglar
When I thought about writing this post, I was convinced I should write about the reticular activating system – the part in your brain responsible for you noticing the same piece of clothing on just about everyone right after you buy it.
But I decided it was best to simply state the obvious: when you want something, truly want it, you’ll begin to notice all the little elements that can help you get it. The steps you have to take to achieve your goals. Continue reading
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” ― Steve Jobs
People like to think of success as a singular event. It’s not.
It’s a multitude of steps.
You write novels one word at a time.
You paint one stroke of color at a time.
You run a hundred miles one step at a time. One mile at a time.
One day at a time. Thousands and thousands of days. Tens of thousands of hours… Continue reading
This is something that we all struggle with at various moments in our lives.
Because being in motion and taking action are similar, but not the same. They both give you something to do, but… Continue reading
What if I were to tell you that doing just one thing could boos your productivity tenfold?
If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, what would happen?
If you spent that hour doing whatever you wanted to, as long as it was self-focused and involved activities that are meant to engage your brain.
That’s all it takes to improve your overall physical and mental well-being, to skyrocket your productivity, motivation, to boost your mood.
Each day’s hour can also be different. It should just be working toward becoming a more thoughtful, livelier, and more positive person.
The following are key themes of how you can spend that time to yield the best results. Continue reading
It’s probably no big secret that I am a firm believer in personal development. That’s one way to explain it, I guess. It means that I listen to motivational speeches while I work, read everything from popular self-help books to psychology and NLP, and tried all sorts of stuff to get to be more focused, more energetic, and motivated to achieve my goals.
That being said, this list of twelve rules is something that I just have to share with you. Continue reading