Tag: Success

Sit Behind a Hall at Midnight

Sit Behind a Hall at Midnight

A few weeks ago, my computer suddenly shut down on me. No warning, no prep. Just out of the blue, it was black. And of course I was devastated. At the time, I had tons of assignments to do, and would you guess where they […]

Make Sure You’re Not In A Box

Make Sure You’re Not In A Box

We all have imaginary cages that we put ourselves into. Some of them are tiny, and some of them have a little more room in them, but they’re all made up of our self-definitions. We put ourselves in boxes based on who we think we […]

The Forbidden Apple: How To Avoid Eating It

The Forbidden Apple: How To Avoid Eating It

Have you noticed that whenever you tell yourself not to do something, that’s when you suddenly really want to do it? “I shouldn’t eat that cookie” and suddenly the cookie is the only thing that seems to matter in life and you just can’t stop […]

The Frightening A-Word: How To Deal With It

The Frightening A-Word: How To Deal With It

We have all felt it at some point in our lives: Something is going to happen to you soon. You’re going to have to do something difficult and you don’t know whether you will succeed or fail. But for now, all you can do is […]

How To Try Again

How To Try Again

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again.” We have all heard this statement passed around by everybody and their mothers. And we all know that persistence is obviously the key to success. But let’s be honest, sometimes it’s extremely difficult for […]

Why Is Integrity So Important?

Why Is Integrity So Important?

 Why should you care whether what you do in secret is in line with what you do in front of others? Why is it important to maintain integrity? I mean we should have some freedom to do what we want when no one is watching…   […]

Making It Easier To Persist

Making It Easier To Persist

We all know that persistence is the key to success in any goal. But sometimes it gets difficult to keep doing the things that we know will take us where we want. It gets difficult to persist.   So how can we learn to fight […]

Work Hard But Stay Humble

Work Hard But Stay Humble

We are made to believe that the only thing standing between us and our goals is hard work. We are taught that with the right amount of effort, anyone can achieve anything. That is true for the most part, and it is often motivating. But […]

To Fear Or Not To Fear

To Fear Or Not To Fear

Life is risky. There is never a lack of things to be afraid of. Fear keeps us safe most of the time. We avoid the things we’re afraid of and these are usually dangerous things. But sometimes fear becomes an obstacle. We’re afraid we’ll fail, […]

Do Your Best With What You Have

Do Your Best With What You Have

We often forget that life is never perfect. We often find ourselves waiting for the perfect time and the perfect circumstances to start chasing our dreams and to improve our lives. But that perfect time we’re waiting for may just be a mirage that keeps […]