Use your mind to change your brain: changing your temperament

We all have aspects of ourselves, our temperament, that we wish we could change. Me—I’ve had a temper all of my life. It can get ugly. But that’s not the most interesting part. What is is that it has changed, improved as I’ve aged. I get angry less and with less intensity. I ultimately attribute…More

Blog change

If we don’t evolve, we die. Or, at least, we stagnate. That also goes for this blog. So, I’m shaking things up. For a while now I’ve felt like I’m not giving you my very best with my writing here. Sorry. But it’s true. And now, I want to do something about it. I’ve wanted…More

Hope, felt

Hope is there even if it’s hard to see. Yes, uncertainty is everywhere and it’s certainly scary, especially these days. Yes, these times are dark and not knowing what’s around the corner is daunting. But it’s not hopeless. Just because times are despairing and darkness surrounds us, we needn’t despair. Often the light can’t be…More

Finding purpose

What do you live for? It’s a simple question. But it’s one of the most difficult to answer. From my experience, many of us find meaning but few have purpose. Purpose is the belief or reason we have for living. It’s different from meaning. Meaning is about the significance or feeling of significance for something…More

This is the best way to succeed

Failure isn’t an event; it’s a state of mind. No one is truly a failure unless they give up. I’m not talking about quitting because sometimes you need to quit in order to succeed. Not every venture is worth your time: Sometimes you try something and you find that it’s not working, so it’s good…More

This Is One of the Smartest Things You Can Do

To get smarter you have to feel stupid, sometimes. You ask the obvious question, repeat something back, relearn something you think you should have already learned. Sure, it can be embarrassing. But, to learn you have to be open to learning. And that means you’re not the master but the pupil, not the teacher but…More

Learning From Failure Is the Key to Succeeding

Success is less about how you think of succeeding, and more about how you view failure. Maybe you made a terrible investment, messed up your work, sent out an email that was meant to be private but somehow cc’d your whole division including your boss, have a terrible relationship with so and so, etc., and…More

A Way Towards Prosperity and Peace

Worrying is such a waste of time. Your mind is consumed with all of the things you can’t control: the future, the pandemic, your kids. You’re not doing anything productive, moving the needle in any positive way. You’re just wallowing in the unknown. Instead focus your thoughts on the present, what you can do right…More

The best thing about losing

Losing doesn’t just mean you’ve lost. For, when you lose, you gain. Whenever a friend leaves, you move away, get fired, close a business, it’s awful. We hate it. We should, because losing sucks. No one wants to have something taken from them. But what I’ve noticed is no matter what (or who) was taken…More

This mindset helps you live better

Life isn’t about perfection; it’s a practice. Perfectionism makes you feel stuck, scared to fail— stay imperfect. And you probably hate that. You want to change, but don’t know how to do it. Well, stop trying to be perfect and start practicing. What is practice? It’s doing something regularly to continue to grow and learn.…More