Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career. You can learn interactively at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. It’s hard to imagine how much easier it can possibly be. Honestly, what are you waiting for?
The short definition of the word failure is a lack of success. The long definition refers to the list of self-flagellating judgments about our own worth that we ourselves maintain in our heads.
Has anyone ever warned you that a dog may smell your fear and bite you?
Dogs do not possess any superpowers that would allow them to read your emotions. When we perceive threat, we enter the fight-or-flight mode, which makes our body sweat, our muscles stiffen, and our eyes widen. Also, our glands release stress-related hormones, our breathing rate increases, and so forth. …
There are 80 to 100 billion neurons in a human brain, and every single one of them can form thousands of connections with other neurons, leading to a complex network of hundreds of trillions of synapses that enable brain cells to communicate with each other.
Like a computer network built from five hundred trillion transistors, each representing a “bit” of information depending on whether it is “on” or “off.”
Yet, despite the best efforts and findings of modern neuroscience, the true functioning of our mind remains one of the greatest and most fascinating mysteries. We know…
I’m a believer but I rarely say, plain and simple, “I believe in God.” As far as I can remember, my mother has always despised anything remotely religious. She made a genuine effort to instill in her children’s minds that the Catholic church was run by stealers, liars, and manipulators, and people who followed them were hopeless fools. I cannot blame her in the slightest, though. She grew up and went to school in communist Czechoslovakia, where the ruling totalitarian Party regarded the Church as a threat to be eliminated and religion as “the opiate of the masses.”
If you happen to be an aspiring entrepreneur, you undoubtedly dream big and fantasize about your inevitable success story. And if you asked me, I’d encourage you to continue doing so, since I’ve always believed that only a mind accurately instructed on a defined vision is also capable of ultimately leading you there.
In fact, each time you do some research on the internet, an infinite well of content on the art, skill, and science of building a prosperous business opens up in front of your eyes. …
Loneliness is ugly. Especially if it holds a firm grip on your heart when you’re surrounded by people who you care about, or when you’re in a (more or less) functional relationship.
It’s a giant toad sitting on the source of your happiness.
And you ask yourself:
What’s wrong with me? Why can’t they really see me? Why can’t I deserve true love? Why does it hurt so much?
You believe that you’re not asking that much. Just a bit of understanding and affection in return for what you give.
But do you?
Do you give enough?
Like attracts like…
There is only so much time in a person’s day. And there’s only a limited amount of time allocated to each person on this planet. That’s why the only reason why most people would use a portion of it on reading an email from somebody they have never had any prior contact with is if there’s something in it for them:
In simple terms:
Once you decide to…
You don’t want to hear this. But I’ll tell you anyway.
Here it is.
Either you keep growing or you start dying.
Think about it.
Growth can lead you to unknown territories of pain. It takes guts. It takes time. It takes ripping off your old habits.
But what doesn’t grow — what doesn’t move — is already dead.
And I hear you. The word “growth” perhaps turns your stomach sick. We’re all tired of the overused marketing lingo. But relax, when I say “growth”, I’m not talking business here.
You grow as a human being each time…
Look at the quality of your thoughts, and you will see the quality of your life. That’s something I believe in more than anything else. And yet, it is the one thing I personally find to be one of the most challenging jobs to succeed in.
Be present in the moment. Focus on the good that is happening in your life. Meditate. Pray. Recite positive affirmations. There’s a lot we can do to be better in our heads, ergo, become more comfortable with our bodies and our lives.
Doesn’t it sound daunting, though?
You try this, and then that. Sometimes…
The other day I received a message from my sister just after she had narrowly avoided being hit by a truck that hadn’t bothered to stop at the traffic lights. Shaken, she wrote, “Life is like walking a rope high in the air every single day.”
If you have children, you can probably visualize this metaphor even better. The little bravehearts get themselves into dangerous, even life-threatening situations, hundreds of times per day. As a result, mommies and daddies walk the Earth in a state of constant fear. Don’t fancy being afraid? Think twice before becoming a parent.