Is This Working?

Worrying Or Thinking. Spot The Difference.

There is a difference between ambient self-doubt and asking yourself, “Is this [specific thing] working?” Self-doubt wastes time and energy and makes you miserable.  In contrast, objectively, patiently, and dispassionately gauging if something is working or no is simply smart. So when you start to worry, do a gut check and ask yourself: “Is this just generalized […]

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Life Formulas

Simple Success Formulas

In the modern world, we are bombarded with information.  Nonstop.  Because of this, we need to develop the ability to set priorities, maintain focus, and continue to work towards goals over long periods of time.  The following simple formulas help me maintain clarity and stay balanced.  Perhaps they will help you.Formulas For Success–Unhappy?  Focus on your […]

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Bill’s descent

Bill started his Tuesday like he started every Tuesday in his life. He woke up about 20 minutes before his alarm, spent the next 15 minutes dreading both getting up and the shattering clangs of his alarm, and then–just before the alarm blew its top–he scramble-rolled to the bedside dresser and killed the alarm. Then, […]

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Willpower Is Overrated — Do This Instead….

Let Momentum Take Over

If you are having to will yourself to get something done, you have probably already made a mistake somewhere along the way.   Especially if you have a deep goal, you should not be pursuing it through willpower.  You should be pursuing it through habit.  “Repetition Is My Mantra” Let me give you a simple […]

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What Do You See Every Day?

What's In Your Environment

They say, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  True enough.  But we can’t always control precisely whom we spend time with–at least in the short term.    Here’s something you can control a lot more.  What’s in your space?  What’s in your environment?  What’s on your computer […]

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