All posts filed under: decision making

Ancora Imparo – I am still learning

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“If anyone can prove and show to me that I think and act in error, I will gladly change it – for I seek the truth, by which no one has ever been harmed. The one who is harmed is the one who abides in deceit and ignorance.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 6.21 Read: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday It is okay to change my mind today. I don’t need (or want) to always be […]

Whatever it Takes. Four New Ways to Grow Today

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Surrender and Slow Down Expect some pain today. When faced with problems during the day, I like to think of them as growing pains. You see, the counter-intuitive (and funny) thing about embarking on the path of personal growth is that it’s not going to be all cake and cookies. Read: 7 Harsh Truths About Personal Growth. However, whatever you do, don’t add to your pain and problems. Slow down, see life as it is, not […]

The Rhythm of Life Unfolding

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Trying to figure out why certain things happen in life is like attempting to piece together a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle while having only a few pieces of the puzzle in your possession. You cannot fully understand the present situation using the logic of your finite mind. Just know that a bigger picture exists, even though it is not possible for you to see it at this time. Trust, for all that is happening is an […]

Minding What Really Matters

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Observing what happens around us without filters or prejudice. Now that’s something to soak up. A life skill worth practicing.  Try rewiring that into your brain. How often we get frustrated because life is not suppose to be this way or that way?  As if it was always our call. It’s so easy to get mad when things don’t go our way. It’s even easier to sleep walk through our days. On autopilot, we just cruise through the […]

Dismiss What Insults Your Soul

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“Life requires of man spiritual elasticity, so that he may temper his efforts to the chances that are offered.” ― Viktor E. Frankl “Change is essential for survival. All life forms must adapt to their fluctuating circumstances. All form of life result from the process of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance. The universe is in a constant state of chaos. We each have chaos implanted into our bones. Nature wires all of us for change.” […]

The Case for Being Cautiously Optimistic

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Being cautiously optimistic keeps me informed and realistic while remaining hopeful about the outcomes I wish to manifest. Being too realistic can dry up my soul, but being too optimistic can make me extremely delusional. If I see only the worst, it destroys my capacity to do something and if I only see the best, I may become blindsided by the bullshit I’m telling myself as things go horribly wrong. A case for remaining causiously optimistic throughout the day. 1. I […]

As We Are, So It Is

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Our perception builds and constructs our reality; which in turn becomes our life. With the help of our good, bad and indifferent judgements, our choice of language, our cognitive biases, past experiences and memories, we  assemble how we choose to see the world. All of these inferences paint the way we experience our lives and effect the lives of those closest to us. What we see is one thing, what we perceive is a completely different matter. Our reality is […]

On Thinking Clearly & Writing More Nobly

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The Goal: A Completely Transparent & Unclouded Mind I am not an online shopper. I don’t buy much stuff at all. But this week I’m anxiously checking my mailbox daily. I’ll try (almost) anything to tame my unsettled and restless monkey mind. What did I order, you ask? A brain boosting mushroom (minus the visuals ) coffee with lion’s mane (supposedly good for memory and in a category of safe, smart drugs or nootropics) as well as […]

10 Ways to Really Thrive

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I think to some extent we all want to improve our lives. We all want things to be better. A better career, more money, less weight, more adventures, loving relationships. Right? I don’t know if I have met anyone who doesn’t want some improvement somewhere in their lives. So what’s the problem? I think what’s difficult is the change that is required to improve. That’s where we get stuck. It’s really hard to change you, but it’s […]

Habits of a Strong Mind

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All of us are facing some type of personal challenge and this post is meant to help you, my  dear reader, face your challenges with a new outlook and a stronger mind. “The perceiving eye is weak, the observing eye is strong.”- Miyamoto Musashi The observing eye sees events, clear of distraction, exaggerations, and misconceptions. The perceiving eye sees “insurmountable obstacles” or “major setbacks”. In our own lives, how many problems seem to come from […]