4 min read · May 20th · How to overcome this surce of anxiety to achieve your goals
With success comes change. This fuels anxiety because we are creatures of habit who find comfort in our routines. We hesitate to enter uncharted waters even if this is our best course of action.
When we are anxious, we zoom in on our fears. We fixate on the worst-case scenario even if it has a low probability of occurring. We treat our worries as inevitable and imminent even if they are only hypothetical scenarios that live in our minds
Anxiety can have a paralyzing effect when it prevents us from taking any action towards our goals. This leads to avoidance behavior such as procrastination
10 min read · 2020-12-23 · The other day I made an advice thread based on Jacobian’s from last year! If you know a source for one of these, shout and I’ll edit it in. Possessions 1 .If you want to find out about people’s…
Are you on the fence about breaking up or leaving your job? You should probably go ahead and do it. People, on average, end up happier when they take the plung
Discipline is superior to motivation. The former can be trained, the latter is fleeting. You won’t be able to accomplish great things if you’re only relying on motivation.
Compliment people more. Many people have trouble thinking of themselves as smart, or pretty, or kind, unless told by someone else. You can help them out.
4 min read · Feb 24th · In his essay On the Happy Life, Seneca makes an extended list of rules for living a good life. Because it is everyone’s wish to live better, he says, but we are often in the dark on how to do so.…
Do the verb, rather than being the noun.
Do your job—whatever it is—well, because how you do anything is how you do everything.
Don’t try to beat other people, try to be the only one doing what you’re doing (“Competition is for losers”)
2 min read · Jun 5th · Always keep pushing yourself. Because your enemy, success, is right around the corner trying to seduce you into getting comfortable.
After achieving something (no matter how big), you enter a big black hole of comfort if you don’t watch yourself. If you think that all the hard work is behind you, you’re in danger. Don’t expect that because you busted your ass for years to achieve something, that you made it.
Chase your dreams. Become rich. Start a family. Get an awesome job. But never, ever, get complacent.
After achieving something (no matter how big), you enter a big black hole of comfort if you don’t watch yourself.