…and then you quit.

It’s not like you wanted to give up, right?

But after 2 weeks of trying so hard to stick with your new healthy habits, the ones that you thought were finally going to bring you the life you so desired, everything has come crashing down.


5 major rewards for withstanding the discomfort.

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“The Flinch”, a book written by Julien Smith, fully encompasses my main interest in this seemingly ludicrous practice. The core motivator.

As the author puts it:

“The flinch is the moment when every doubt you’ve ever had comes back and hits you, hard. It’s when your whole body feels tense…

Why motivation is not enough, and what to do instead

Art by Mira Maia

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…

What stars really mean.

Art by Karinne Villette

It was a breezy warm day, the type that makes you restless waiting for work to end.

For Cooper though, work wasn’t a concern yet, as he had just entered summer break.

With excitement running through his veins, eager to make the most out of the months that followed, he…

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“With great achievements comes equally great effort” — Likely said a parallel universe Spiderman’s uncle.

Great effort meaning, a lot of effort… Right?

In theory that would make sense. The more you work the more you achieve.

“Work while others sleep.”

“I’ve got a dream worth more than my sleep.”

Photo by Travis Saylor in Pexels


Hard to translate into words, however, for the mast part, a destination we are all trying to reach.

For how much the temptation for a life of comfort and care-freeness, there seems to always be the internal pull towards something more.

Personally, I strongly believe this to be achieved…

The clock is ticking

Socrates, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Jobs, Alexandre The Great, Sigmund Freud, Bruce Lee, Frida Kahalo, Marcus Aurelius, etc.

All of the above, for how different from one another, all have one thing in common.

It’s not how much money, success, fame, or recognition they were able to attain during their lives…

#2 — It’s OK To Feel Bad

Me in Germany, 2017

At the ripe age of 18, I traveled on my own for the first time.

With only a briefcase, a book under my arm, a pair of John Lenon sunglasses, and with excitement running through my veins, I headed to Madrid for a year of volunteering.

This is when I…

Especially when no one is watching

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We’ve all followed through on an action we believe is wrong, especially when no one is watching.

You know the ones I’m talking about.

Keeping the extra change the cashier mistakenly gave us, fill up a super big gulp at a gas station when we’re on a diet, or simply…

Why you need it to be happy, but how you’ll be miserable if that’s all you chase.

Image by Karolina Rabowska

92% of the money that circulates nowadays is digital. You can’t touch it, stack it, or smell it, however, the importance it carries remains the same.

In many ways, it’s the gatekeeper who holds all the freedom and pleasure we work 8 hours a day for.

We need it to…

Goncalo Hoshi

Stoicism & Philosophy | Building @pathsofmeaning

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