Personal Develoment

CAN’T OR WON’T – THE PROTECTION OF EGO

We’ve all known someone that went after something challenging only to drop it, and there are always a slew of reasons why. Maybe that someone is a close friend that you admire, maybe a casual acquaintance that drives you nuts, or maybe it’s you.

The funny thing is that they always seem to be blind to the fact that their reasons…

Personal Develoment, Self-Awareness

GET RICH QUICK WITH MAGIC PILLS

There is something curious about those that seek out a magic pill – some tangible product or action that will help them skip two or three steps towards a goal. It’s common knowledge that there is no real quick fix or shortcut in anything worth doing, so why still fall victim to the false idol that is this “magic” scheme?

Why indeed….

Personal Develoment

SELF-DOUBT AND PERSEVERANCE

There is a congregation of voices inside of us that comprise our thought process, interests, desires… and our doubts. Any time we push ourselves we’re going to see some stuff come out of the woodwork. And any time we’re looking to use that push to make changes in our life then we’re going to be tested by our limits. Making…

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Personal Develoment

ANXIETY – ARE WE REALLY BROKEN?

It’s not difficult for me to write about anxiety. I have spent many years burning a hole in my brain and doing my very best to self-medicate my problems away. Note: this has not been a situation of me donning a white coat and attempting to correct my neurological condition in metered doses. No no. You may remember me from…

Personal Develoment

PERSONALITY VERSUS CHARACTER

In Stephen R. Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” he mentions his research through the last 200 years of writing on success. (Other people’s writing, I don’t believe Stephen Covey is multiple centuries in age.) He mentions that among those writings he found that the last 50 years had shifted away from what he calls the character ethic and…

Personal Develoment

THE MOMENTUM OF BAD HABITS

There is a momentum to bad habits that is all too easy to build. I have what some call an addictive personality – if something gives me a rush, any kind of rush, I have trouble regulating it. This can be triggered by something as seemingly innocuous as browsing reddit to see if there’s anything entertaining on the front page.…

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Being, Personal Develoment

WE LOVE TO HATE OUR PROBLEMS

Complaining is a popular hobby. More of a lifestyle, really, but few people seem to recognize this. Even fewer realize how important it is to have the gripe-worthy problems in your life in the first place. Yes indeed. These problems are a gift. This is where we go back to our old friend: gratitude. Which is a requirement when cultivating…

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Personal Develoment

I’M SERIOUS THIS TIME

So what were you last time? This is a common slogan of people aching to make a change. It’s impossible to know how many times so many of us have said this in our lifetime, but it seems to be a mechanism to convince oneself that they truly want something, usually something intended to improve the quality of their life.…

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