Most of what you do will be forgotten. Enjoy the doing.
Life never unfolds the way we expect it to. As a general rule, if you're still alive, you are doing something right, start from there. Let go of expectations you have for things and people you do not control and you will overcome disappointment, suffering and attachments easier. Let go of past actions that you [...]
You never know if you don't ask.. Today while surfing, I saw a restaurant on the beach I haven't ever been to (its kind of older and run down). But its in a great location directly on the beach with a little beachfront seating area. I thought it would be a perfect spot for launching [...]
It is your BELIEF about whether you can or can't that determines if you will even try. Believing in yourself is the first step to action. Then actions lead to results And results cause you to form new beliefs about what you're capable of. With greater confidence or self esteem, you attempt bigger things. Yes you might fail at your attempts often, but as long as you are getting more skilled and more resourceful- with each attempt, the chances of future success also grows. Don't let failure or rejection shape your identity negatively, use all experiences as fuel for the next stage. And seek a path or cause that is greater than you. When you are attempting things that promise to reward only yourself, the burden is heavy and the road long. But when you attempt things that promise reward to a great number, your burden becomes lighter as others join you and the road might still be long, but it will be filled with good company.
Perception is like a multi-layered glove. When you first come into this world there are so many layers between you and your reality. It's like you can pick up solid objects, but you feel quite separate from whats being observed. However as you learn to peel back the layers you have a better sense of [...]
Study yourself, underneath all your behaviors is the pursuit to meet needs. Human behaviors are complex, but underlying needs are a fairly short list. Love / Connection Happiness Survival Sex Security Significance Growth / Spirituality Contribution Fun / Challenge Self Expression You can rewrite some of these words into whatever has the most meaning for [...]
Words are so all pervasive in their usage through our communications and our inner thoughts that we hardly notice they are there. But they could be the very thing that limits us from experiencing life for real. One layer removed from the real thing. They are useful for explaining, conceptualizing, analyzing and categorizing, but words [...]
Retrain your brain by regularly asking: "What is the highest value thing I can focus on right now?" Getting good at prioritizing value from the infinite number of choices available is a combination of imagination, intuition and intelligence. IMAGINATION Imagination helps you to construct an alternate future reality based on consequences of your actions now. [...]
Think about the countless times you've heard about public resources being used to make connected individuals wealthy. Juicy government contracts ripe with overspending. Especially in times or emergency or wars. Overspending happens when you don't personally earn the money but you are in control of it. Once we pay our taxes it's like those funds [...]