Worst-case scenario: You rub your parents the wrong way, you don’t see things as they do, they just say they love you because they feel they have to, and they’ll never really see or understand.
Sure, you could get depressed about that . . . but would it be worth staying depressed over? For how long? Continue reading
Realizing that you don’t want your current (old) life is enough. Set that change in your perspective free, and it charts a course you could never plan for (though the right plans construct themselves as you go) to a life you already have the means to step out into and experience now.
I recommend finding a way that works for you to naturally come to life somewhere online. Do so consistently over time, and you gradually connect with all the right people who want the same things you do.
Keep going, and the new life you want gets clearer and clearer until one day you find yourself already living and enjoying it.
Overall, people really aren’t that complicated. We move toward what we tend to focus on.
That same basic premise gets articulated many ways. Listen to Earl Nightingale’s powerful speeches from the ‘50s, read The Secret, follow the Faith movement in Christianity, or examine anything under the Law-of-Attraction umbrella. Continue reading
Great question, since I believe emotions are physical. Yes, the stories we tell ourselves about them are mental abstractions—those looping conscious thought patterns that serve to perpetuate our state. But the feelings themselves exist in our body. Continue reading
Don’t fight your feelings.
Instead, let your feelings show you exactly what you want right now. Continue reading
Your life is the time you have, and that time keeps going by no matter what.
So the question becomes: Why spend your time now on what’s difficult and uncomfortable only to maybe earn something more enjoyable later? Continue reading
The full potential of positive thought depends on whether or not you believe in magic. But we’ll get back to that.
People really aren’t that complicated. What you tend to focus on and talk about sets the general course for the direction you’re going. Continue reading
It depends who you’re talking to.
In a recent podcast episode, Tony Robbins paints a beautiful picture of the six fundamental needs all humans have.
These six needs are what we all find important, but we don’t all weigh them the same. Continue reading
Be aware of what’s filling it. And that’s it.
Experiences and emotions occur in moments; but then your ego tells you stories to keep them going.
Your ego rehearses things like wrongs done against you, treasured memories, and really anything that either props up or deflates your sense of worth or self. Continue reading
I’ve felt that way at times: as though I’ve wasted my best, most precious years.
I’ve watched friends and loved ones move forward in ways I can’t even understand. It’s as if they’ve all got something figured out I don’t; and I’m stuck spinning, going nowhere, getting older… Continue reading
My dad died last year. He had leukemia back in 2010, then GVH, and his health and life were never quite the same after that.
Now, no one would have ever described my dad as peaceful. Intimidating and insatiable, he was one to race through life in pursuit of whatever he wanted, leaving certain degrees of human wreckage in his wake. Continue reading
First, it’s never too late to live a happy, fulfilled life—a life lived in line with your values.
Unlearned sixty-somethings pioneer successful startups; and fledgling podcaster grandpas learn to shine with no experience or knowhow.
But how much more value could be built and brought if your time of tapping in, honing, and delivering began sooner? Continue reading
It really comes down to values. A happy life is a life you see matching your values.
Writer Ayn Rand puts it this way: “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”
I find the term “values” here beautifully ambiguous, since almost every definition could apply to happiness. Continue reading