Have you ever had a burst of sudden motivation?
One that made you rush to do something, an activity you were really excited about, only to find yourself wondering where to even start when you got there?
Could be starting a youtube channel, getting rid of your pot belly, or even writing a book.
A confusion that, in my case, tends to turn to overwhelm quite quickly, and for most people, tends to evolve into avoiding a task that minutes ago seemed of maximum excitement.
We end up procrastinating on a pursuit which just seconds ago deeply motivated us.
Meanwhile, with a quick glance through social media, we can find ourselves being riddled with guilt when we see Jocko Willink waking up at 4:30 Am every day, or David Goggins running 200-mile marathons. …
Throughout the history of entertainment, whether in movies or tv shows, we have been blessed with a handful of characters that elevated themselves to standards of what it means to be someone of wisdom.
We have Yoda riding on Luke’s backpack, teaching him the ways of the force in a way only a true master could.
Mr. Myiagi, forcing a young Daniel to do his household tasks, with no apparent reason, only for him to find these same chores were teaching him the martial arts skills he so desperately craved.
You could even make the argument for Gandalf, who when Frodo complained — “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” — referring to the terrible evil happening around them, the wise wizard replied with one of my favorite lines of all…
There is a silent war going on.
A battle that started as soon as man became conscious of itself, one fought by every generation since then, by the poor and the rich, the naturally gifted and the not so much, a war waged by a threat that does not discriminate based on sex, race, religion, or anything we are accustomed as an igniter of conflict.
A war that every single person since then has fought, and one that is now happening within you.
The enemy responsible has many names: Procrastination, Laziness, Stalling, Postponing, even Dilly-dallying.
In other words, “Resistance”
As Steven Pressfield originally described it in his book “The War of…
“You need a mentor!” — Tends to be the most popular response to the question of how to improve results.
Nowadays it has become common for self-proclaimed “gurus”, of all sorts, to preach as the ultimate solution for every problem their potential clients have as the acquiring of a mentor. Usually themselves. Usually, for unreasonable amounts of money.
While I have no problem with someone investing in improving themselves, as I do so myself, I have a big issue with promises to fix deeply urgent problems for people, with ease and in no time, when they clearly know that it is not possible. …
Have you noticed how, when looking at nature, nothing ever seems to change until, suddenly, everything does?
A dirt field transforms into beautiful green scenery, not from one day to the next, with a rushed paced to get it done, but does so at exactly the right pace, the one mother nature has set for it.
A single blade of grass doesn’t worry about its growth rate, whether or not it’s falling behind the others, or even if it is going to live another day. Quite simply, it just grows.
A beautiful process, that over the course of a few weeks, completely changes the scenery we’re admiring. …
Yesterday, the 14th of October, David Goggins managed to shock me once again.
For the context of how hard that would seem, here’s a short summary of some of his insane accomplishments:
After sustaining countless injuries due to putting himself through all of the above, you wouldn’t really expect this 45-year-old man to ever be able to walk again, much less to do something similar. …
This idea popped into my mind a few weeks ago while I was, surprisingly enough, not looking at a screen.
I was feeling that due to a new product launch, my time was being excessively spent sitting down looking at a screen, draining my enjoyment for the environment which surrounds me.
Then, in one of those nocturnal trips to the bathroom, the question that made me rush to my “ideas notebook” popped into my mind.
“When was the last day I didn’t look at a screen?”
The dazed state I was in quickly turned into an alert one, with me searching through my recent memory, trying to pinpoint an answer to give to myself. …
What happens if you try to sprint through a marathon?
“That’s easy, you get exhausted early and end up never finishing.” — You may have thought immediately.
If so, you would be correct to assume. If someone adopts this approach, they will undeniably get ahead in the first yards of the race, blowing past everyone else, however, the longer it goes on, the more miles start stacking up, the more this person will gas out, eventually, taking a detour to watch from the sidelines.
Even though I’ve never even considered running a marathon, trying to push and sprint through things had always been my approach. …
Without me intending to, my first meditative experience came around 2016.
I was just diving into self-improvement, when somehow, the book “The Power Of Now” caught my attention.
With a pale greenish color and letters that don’t quite stand-out, rather different from how books in this category tend to be, it was a surprise that my eyes stuck to it. Regardless, I made the decision to take it home.
As I first sat on my couch and started reading, something changed as soon as I got to this passage (referring to the “voice” inside us that speaks our thoughts):
“There is the voice, and here I am listening to it, watching it. This I am realization, this sense of your own presence, is not a thought. It arises from beyond the…
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