Archive by Tag: Self-Awareness

To Sum Up Self-Help

Virtually every self-development book points its reader to the mind and to the adjustment of some beliefs/perspectives. After reading a few, it’s not difficult to realize that those who’ve dedicated themselves to finding the secrets of success and happiness understand[...]

The Human Condition

The human condition is an interesting one in a sense that we often forget, or more accurately – overlook, the fact that we are human beings, undergoing life in a human body with a human mind. The myths underlying our[...]

The Story of the Egg

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but[...]

How to Win in Competition – Realizing the Enemy

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know many different individuals, in many different walks of life; each with their own views. A topic that has been floating in and out of my attention recently, which is relevant[...]

Bruce Lee’s Thoughts on Adversity

“Adversity causes the mind to think properly. In a time when everything goes well, my mind is pampered with enjoyment, possessiveness, etc. Only in times of adversity, privation, or mishap, does my mind function and think properly of my state.[...]

The Business is a Dojo for the Entrepreneur

“A dojo is a miniature cosmos where we make contact with ourselves – our fears, anxieties, reactions, and habits. It is an arena of confined conflict where we confront an opponent who is not an opponent but rather a partner[...]

Happiness as the Purpose of Life

When we’re unhappy, we tend to be more self-focused, and socially withdrawn. When we’re happy, we’re more social, flexible, creative, and tolerate challenges better.   Recently, more than ever, I’ve been adopting the perspective that the purpose of life is[...]

Using Honesty to Reach Goals

Being human is an interesting experience; we always want more. What it is, isn’t the topic; but just the feeling that there’s this drive inside each of us, that perpetually persuades us to “grow”. It could be physically, financially, intellectually,[...]

Opinions in an Age of Too Much Information

Is there a downside to having too much information? Especially in an age of widespread information, I’d think that it’s completely possible to be entertained with information that doesn’t matter – or isn’t true for us. Television, social media, YouTube,[...]

Success Through Interdependence

As a teenager, I always dreamed of being completely self-made; I wanted to reach my goals with the satisfaction of knowing I had done so, solely by my own efforts. I wanted the pleasure of knowing I got to where I[...]