DO NOT Mistake Motion for Action

This is something that we all struggle with at various moments in our lives.

Why?

Because being in motion and taking action are similar, but not the same. They both give you something to do, but… Continue reading

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Be The Hero of Your Own Story

“We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.” — Brad Meltzer

The biggest problem people have is their belief that they shouldn’t have problems. They have this strange idealism that forces them to believe in fairy tales that can barely exist on paper, let alone in the real world.

Thus, hell is not a place, but rather a feeling you carry around with you. The sense of “not quite.” The bitter feeling of “almost” that fills up your days.

The idea that you are stuck on the fifth chapter of your story and can’t write a single sentence anymore. Your main character does not know he’s the hero yet. He’s yet to figure himself out, has yet to understand his greater purpose.

To most people, it’s as if some part of their soul is missing, and what’s left is condemned to forever miss that part. Continue reading

The So-Called Charmed Existence

Human societies are funny. Evolved over the last few thousand years to be as productive as possible, to somehow balance freedom and equality, to offer people as much comfort as possible.

Most of us enjoy a standard of living that would have been reserved to kings a few hundred years ago. Maybe even better. We have access to knowledge, to foods from all over the world, to entertainment, to technology, yet…

Are we happy?

Truly? Continue reading

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day…

…but they worked on it every single day.

We often think of success as a singular moment. The fight that wins the championship, the last game of the tournament, the speech, the novel that changes everything.

Well, it’s not like that. Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Successful People Are Different

For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by people who are phenomenal at what they do; especially those who are success in more than one area of their life.

After all, my first ever “big dream” was when I was seven or so years old, and I wanted to change my name into Chris Packlem, and become the richest man ever.

Funny how things change over time. Or better said, how we change.

But how do successful people do all that they do?

Over the years I’ve read the books written by/about the highly successful, watched interviews, read their blogs, etc.

And I’ve learned that successful people are not more intelligent, or just lucky, or born into the right family.

But they do certain things differently than other folks. Continue reading

The Art of Being Strong

What does it mean to be a human being?

What sets us apart from all the other animals? Continue reading

If You Give Up on Your Dreams, What Do You Have Left?

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