“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Change your thoughts and you can change your world. A terrible cliche, isn’t?
And yet almost every self-made man will tell you just how important thoughts are. Alongside a lot of self-proclaimed gurus. Continue reading
“We only have what we give.” — Isabel Allende
Even though at times it doesn’t seem so, all we are in this world is what we give. Your employer pays you according to your contribution to the company, the people around you love and respect you according to the effort you put into building and maintaining those relationships.
The world is but a mirror of who you are.
What we give to the world becomes our legacy. What we give becomes the one thing people will never forget.
If you aspire to leave the world better than you found it, you’ll be successful. Continue reading
“Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality. If you have all these doubts, then no one will believe in you, and everything will go wrong. If you think the opposite, the opposite will happen. It’s that simple. The higher your self-belief, the more your power to transform reality. Having supreme confidence makes you fearless and persistent, allowing you to overcome obstacles that stop most people in their tracks.” – Robert Greene
Do you know this cliche that the world acts as a mirror? We see what we want to see; what we expect to happen becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and will inevitably happen?
Well, it’s true.
If you don’t love yourself, why should anyone else? If you don’t trust yourself, how can you expect others to trust you? Relying on external validation never lasts.
But you know what lasts? Continue reading
We all know the classic rags to riches story. We all know the stories of successful people who had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get to where they’re at.
And the truth is that we all kind of like to romanticize the hustle and the struggle. We like to romanticize hitting rock bottom as this place where you finally realize what is it that you want to do with your life, and it all clicks, and you somehow manage to connect all the dots, and then it’s all rainbows and sunshine…
Well, it’s not like that. Not like that at all. Continue reading
Sometimes I stumble upon a quote, and I feel compelled to analyze it, to find layer upon layer of meaning, to add my own thoughts, ideas, and perspectives to it.
And this quote… I had to write about it.
We are rarely aware of the fact that most bad things that happen to us are a result of our own actions.
We dig our own holes.
Yet, we act like everyone else is to blame. An indifferent Universe, a world ruled to act to our disadvantage. But the truth is that we dig our own holes. We are always responsible. We are always in control of our minds, reactions, words.
As they say, karma is how we respond to what other people do to us.
“Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’ Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope.” – Vincent van Gogh
For something so essential to us, hope seems to be endless. It is renewed again and again.
Yet there was a time in my life when I had lost all hope.
How did I lose it all?
It happened fast. Or so it seemed. It happened in such a way that, as everything around me went crumbling down, all I could do was stare blankly. Like watching TV. Like being the observer of your own life. Like being in a car with an unknown driver taking you to a place you never even knew existed.
I had failed in love, in business, and in life in general. I had no friends, no money, and struggled with debilitating health issues. I thought this was the beginning of the end. And I just didn’t feel like going on. Continue reading