“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins
The realists will say this is a lie, but we are what we think we are. What we consider to be out of our reach starts as a simple thought. We are the ones who create invisible boundaries.
In other words, we convince ourselves that we are this and this and that, and that’s it. That’s all that we’ll ever be.
“I’m a writer.”
“I’m a singer.”
“I’m an accountant.”
You tell people you feel lonely, you tell people you don’t like going out, you tell people you’re a pessimist. You think and you think and you define yourself and you’re only going to act according to your definition. Continue reading
“Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.” – James Baldwin
I believe that this world is only as big as we want it to be. We don’t see the world as it is, but as we are.
And I also believe that a lot of people choose not to see as much as they could. I strenuously believe people kind of like being blind to the outside world, to what doesn’t cater to their needs and desires. Continue reading
Most people like to believe talent, hard work, and luck are among the determining factors of success. For a long time I thought you only needed any two of them to be successful.
But, actually, if you want to be successful, and it doesn’t matter if all you want is to become a great dancer or actor or writer, or whether you want to pick up pretty girls in bars, you just have to be willing to make a fool out of yourself. Continue reading
Bad habits. Toxic relationships. Jobs you hate. Addictions. Negative thinking. Procrastinating.
Letting go, holding on. When to do what. Quite the dilemma. The idea that you have to suffer before you get what you want, that good things come to those who endure.
At first, it seems rather difficult, no? Well, you only need a bit of self-awareness. You need to understand why you do what you do, and how it makes you feel, and what it is that you expect to happen. Continue reading
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
Hope. Man’s greatest weakness and greatest strength. The fuel that ignites men’s dreams. Without hope, all that we could be would come crumbling down.
For so many of us, it is hope that wakes us up in the morning. It is this strange idea that things will get better. That life’s unpredictability will, somehow, work for us. Continue reading
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale
Such a simple yet profound statement.
Shoot for the moon. Aim high in life, for there’s no point in playing it safe.
After all, you only have one life to live.
History teaches us that only those who dare greatly, who risk failing miserably, are the ones who achieve greatly.
Fortune favors the bold, the Romans would say. Continue reading
Everybody wants to eat, but no one is willing to hunt.
Everybody wants to be fit and strong, but no one wants to lift heavy weights. If only they could pay someone else to do their pushups for them…
People give up for a number of reasons. The following list contains 16 of the most common of them.
Okay, let’s take this one by one… Continue reading