F*ck Average

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”– William Feather

If you found yourself in the middle of nowhere and you were starving, would you look for food for a couple hours and then give up? If your life depended on doing something, would you do it? No matter how much it hurt, how badly you wanted to rest, how bitter and disillusioned you were?

Well, your life does depend on what you do each and every single day. The quality of your life depends on what you do on a daily basis. What you do today translates into the way you’ll live life tomorrow. Continue reading

This is What Karma Truly is All About

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

― C.G. Jung

Here’s a fun experiment for you to try: write down every single thing you do during an average day. In half hour increments. But be honest with yourself. Can’t write down: “from 9 AM to 5 PM – work.”

Be brutally honest.

You’re at work, but are you working or just aimlessly wandering the web?

How much time do you spend watching TV? On Social Media? Talking on the phone?

How much time do you spend every day reading? Learning a new skill? Working on your dreams? Developing yourself?

Be honest. Continue reading

Passion vs. Purpose

Find your passion.

Sounds like a smart advice, right?

Do what makes you happy. Love what you do. Develop a magnificent obsession and stick to it no matter what.

But passion is oftentimes violent. It involves strong emotions, it involves a certain degree of blindness.

While passion can keep you going, having a purpose is a better idea.

Why? Continue reading

The Darkest hour

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They say we are born with only two fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises.

How many fears do you have right now? How are these fears preventing you from achieving your goals? Living the life you’ve imagined? Being who you’ve always wanted to be?

I think that we are all born great. Invincible. Our thirst for knowledge insatiable. But I also believe that we encounter setbacks, temporary defeats we misinterpret as permanent and grow weary. We become afraid. Continue reading

Life’s a Gamble

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“I’ll tell you what changed my whole life: I finally discovered that it’s all risky. The minute you got born it got risky. If you think trying is risky, wait until they hand you the bill for not trying.”Jim Rohn

I always thought that people are never entirely bad or good, and never inherently so. I always believed that people one only one thing: to be happy. And they set out into this world with this goal in mind, doing their best to acquire that which they require in order to be happy.

Happiness is not a destination. It is, I’m afraid, a series of moments in which we feel we have everything. There’s nothing to add, nothing to remove. And we’d like to stretch each and everyone of those moments for as long as possible. Of course, a moment of happiness never lasts forever. Continue reading

The Inner Game

​”It all comes down to the inner game. Changing your life is a change in the inner game.” – Tony Robbins

There are so many external factors that influence our lives that it’s easy to waste our efforts trying to change them according to our desires.

Mastering others is, indeed, power, but having control over oneself, one’s emotions and feelings, that is true strength. Because it doesn’t matter what happens in your life, you are the one who decides how to react. To paraphrase Viktor Frankl, this is the one freedom that no one can take from you. Continue reading

Difficult Roads

“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.” – Blaise Pascal

It is a well known fact that the more effort you put into something, the more you end up enjoying it.

Maybe that’s why we love unrequited love stories and folks who defy odds and expectations to come out on top. Maybe not many folks root for the underdog, but everyone secretly wishes he’d win.

That being said, whether you like it or not, perseverance beats talent every single time.

That’s it, guys. The so-called secret to having anything you want in life.

Please be aware that I wrote anything, not everything. Continue reading