Staying Hungry When Life Is Tough

Life is tough. Period. Even people with vast amounts of privilege still have their battles. Buddhism has the rule of Dukkha, often translated to suffering. When you accept that suffering is a part of life, you can move forward. If you think everything is supposed to be “easy” and all forms of pain are “bad” thenContinue reading “Staying Hungry When Life Is Tough”

What Deserves Your Attention?

Everything wants your attention, but what deserves your attention? Everything in today’s world wants our eyeballs. The news makes us all terrified. Social media makes us afraid that we’re missing out. Another inflamed argument on Facebook grabs your attention. This is a never-ending loop we all fall into: reading things that don’t enhance our lives. Sure, it’s important toContinue reading “What Deserves Your Attention?”

Make The Required Sacrifice: The REAL Secret To Success

  In a world focused on constant “life hacks”, it’s hard to find tangible advice for success. Endless apps, Medium posts, YouTube videos, morning routines, blogs, “successful” people on Instagram showing off watches and cars they don’t actually own… The supply of bad advice is endless. The only real way to learn about success is from theContinue reading “Make The Required Sacrifice: The REAL Secret To Success”

Your Life Is Judged By What You Complete

We all have good intentions. We intend to start working out. We intend to write that book. We intend to spend more time with our family. We intend to work hard. We intend to be happier. The thing is: If you died tomorrow, what would your legacy be? All the things you intended to do, orContinue reading “Your Life Is Judged By What You Complete”

Dealing With Stress: Use The 10/10/10 Rule

Stress is unavoidable. If you’re choosing to actively live the strenuous life, you will encounter many times when you feel so outside your comfort zone, that you’re not sure how you’ll handle it. You’ll stay up late with visions of failure. Your palms will sweat. You’ll feel like your whole world is caving in. The good newsContinue reading “Dealing With Stress: Use The 10/10/10 Rule”

50 Days Left in 2014

Mind blowing, right? 2014 went by faster than almost any other year before for me. This is the point where most people start slowing down, relaxing, buying eggnog and pie… However, if there are still big goals left on your list there is no reason you should be slowing down at this point. I wasContinue reading “50 Days Left in 2014”

The Warriors Life, Minimalism, and 2014

Legacy. What a strong word. If you didn’t know, I work as a writer. I love strong language, strong words. Words that provoke a whole sensation of emotion. I’ve been watching movies over the course of the past few months that bring out strong thought of the virtuous life, the noble life, the strenuous life.Continue reading “The Warriors Life, Minimalism, and 2014”

You Can’t Think Your Way Out of Being Stuck

Success is a delicate balance of thinking and action. School taught us to analyze, to think, to dissect every single part of a problem to solve it. Sure, there is a time and a place for thinking, but it must never take the place of action, and it must certainly never happen before we take action. OurContinue reading “You Can’t Think Your Way Out of Being Stuck”

Make Your Week HARDER (yeah you heard that right)

In our continual search for comfort, sometimes we create our own dungeons. Too much comfort and too much ease can be our worst scenarios. Nobody ever tells us about this dangerous trap. We think creating comfort and stability are good things. The problem comes when you feel a longing in your heart for a new goalContinue reading “Make Your Week HARDER (yeah you heard that right)”

The Gift of Rock Bottom

Failure is the best gift you can be given. Of course, when you’re in it, it feels like hell. Every day, every moment, feels like a struggle and it seems like it won’t ever get better. I can guarantee if you don’t learn from your failures, you’ll keep repeating the same ones, so take thisContinue reading “The Gift of Rock Bottom”