Harsh Truths: You Have To Get Rejected

Harsh Truths: You Have To Get Rejected

Harsh Truths: You Have To Get Rejected My Experience With Rejection Throughout my entire life I have been terrified of rejection. In fact, I have gone out of my way to an almost unreasonable degree to avoid being rejected. I have made up stories and excuses in my mind as to why I don’t really want to take the risks. I’ve told myself countless times that it is OK to live without what I truly want. As a result of this…

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I Completed A 30-Day Blogging Challenge

I Completed A 30-Day Blogging Challenge

I Completed A 30 Day Blogging Challenge I’ve wanted to take on a 30-Day Blogging challenge for quite a while now. On July 1st, I finally bit the bullet and started. I would write one blog post every single day for thirty days. The challenge would be hard work, but I needed to prove to myself that I could handle it. This post is my review of my experience of taking the 30-Day Blogging Challenge.   My Experience of Taking…

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3 Important Lessons I Learned In July

3 Important Lessons I Learned In July

Well, it’s that time again. As you may know by now, at least once a month I like to set aside some time to review the lessons I’ve learned. These reviews often come in the form of blog posts. This is because I feel it is important to share these important lessons and not keep them to myself. My dad used to tell me that I didn’t understand something unless I could teach it to someone else. As always, I…

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5 Awesome Life Lessons From Marcus Aurelius

5 Awesome Life Lessons From Marcus Aurelius

My journey into self-help has taken me down many different paths. Last week, I discussed Stoic philosophy briefly and how it has impacted my life, However, today I wanted to dive into one of my favourite Stoic philosophers and discuss some of the life lessons we can learn from Marcus Aurelius. But first… Who Was Marcus Aurelius? Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor who ruled from 161 to 180 AD. He has been known as one of the last Good…

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Why Being Busy Is Screwing Up Your Life

Why Being Busy Is Screwing Up Your Life

I am so busy! I’ve no doubt that you’re busy too. Every day, we have a dozen or more things to complete, all of which are constantly vying for attention. It’s a pain in the ass. You’ve probably got seven to ten hour shifts to complete, children to raise, bills to pay and the list goes on. On an average day, I have a nine hour shift at work at an unrewarding retail job. I’ve also got my university studies coming…

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How To Easily Find Amazing Role Models

How To Easily Find Amazing Role Models

How To Easily Find Amazing Role Models   Every single one of us is looking for inspiration. It’s probably why you’re on this blog right now. It’s why you have probably read dozens of self-help books and articles. And, when you’re watching back to back motivational videos, you are probably searching for that inspiration spark too. Finding inspiration is hard. We all know what we want and we see that others have made it. However, we cannot see the journey…

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An Open Letter To My Future Self

An Open Letter To My Future Self

A short while ago I wrote a post on sending a letter to your future self. I also showed you the letter that I sent to myself and talked about the impact that it had on me. At the time, it was a great source of motivation to me. I found that I was able to achieve a lot of the goals that I set out in that letter. I also saw a lot of places where I had fallen…

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The Best Advice I Ever Received

The Best Advice I Ever Received

Throughout my journey into personal improvement, I have received a lot of advice. A lot of this advice has allowed me to change the way that I live my life. However, earlier this year I received some unexpected advice which turned out to be the best advice I could have possibly received. One of my role models said these words and they have literally changed my life. He said, “Health is the best investment you will ever make.” This advice has…

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5 Awesome Stoic Quotes To Live By

5 Awesome Stoic Quotes To Live By

Philosophy sucks! It’s an overly stuffy subject full of grand, sweeping statements meant to solve the world’s problems. In reality, it seems that they are mostly just projections of the authors neuroses rather than an objective world view. In the past, I’ve tried to read books by Nietzsche, Confucius, Kant and others. However, I have found very little value in these books. Maybe it’s due to a lack of understanding on my part, but I never found them helpful at…

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Why You Should Learn From Everyone

Why You Should Learn From Everyone

In my life I have had dozens of teachers, mentors and role models. Some of them I have learned a lot from and some of them I have not. Some of them I still listen to and some of them I do not. However, I have learned something from each and every one of them. Sometimes the lesson has simply been don’t take everything you hear as completely true. In the last year, this has been a lesson that I…

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