Instead of this tired old game, the exact opposite message would be more helpful: Learn your job, grow personally, grow professionally, develop new and interesting skills, and flourish.
Category: Personal Development
Confessions of a Personal Improvement Junkie
For an unscrupulous guru to successfully captivate their followers, it is necessary to exploit inner feelings of inadequacy. A scrupulous guru will set their followers free to improve on their own accord. Unfortunately, the latter is both harder to sell and to monetize than the former.
Forget About Goals: This New Year, Try a System
Systems virtually guarantee that some progress will be made, whereas goals tend to misdirect focus. Consistent engagement with the system transforms the goal into something more practical.
How to Spark Motivation When it Wanes
The system you create for yourself should be based on your own interests, strengths, and should have the capacity to generate enough traction to build momentum. Perfection is never the answer. Action-steps, and the patience of a balanced approach is always a better bet.
Lessons on Success from Sports and the Epiphany that Changed the Boston Celtics Season
Sports remind us of the value that comes from learning how to serve others. Maybe success is best characterized as a gift to others.
Failure Immunity: The Vaccine for your Mind
If you can convince yourself that success is a process, rather than a static outcome, the concept of failure looks dramatically different.
Goals or Systems: Which is for Losers and which is for Winners?
How could anyone say that goals are for losers? To answer this, we must more closely examine the distinction between goals and systems.
An Enriching Life Requires Responsible Thinking, Not Extremism
Spending time entertaining extremism in any way is detrimental both individually and collectively. If your goal is to live a better life, improve your career, relationships, or the social fabric of your country, extremism should be recognized for what it is and rejected. It is a cancer that can destroy your life and negatively impact those around you.
A Millennial’s Quest to ‘Come of Age’
Sometimes self-reflection is more accurately described as selfish reflection. This is especially true for emerging adults. Shifting this focus toward giving to others even in difficult circumstances provides the most growth opportunity.
Replace the Illusion of Extrinsic Comparison with a Positive Intrinsic Focus
Feeding negative illusions with additional focus is a certain way to make a damaging thought like this as real as a disease. Misunderstandings, misrepresentations, fake events, or illusions tend to become real when given enough focus.