Toughen Up! How Stoicism Can Help

Are you stuck in your life? As a general word, stoicism is the endurance of pain or hardship without complaint or display of emotion. As a philosophy, Stoicism is much more. It was advocated by the most influential Greeks in history. It's also enjoying a significant...

9 Strategies That Keep You From Being Offended So Easily

Are you overly concerned with the opinions of others? Some people take this tendency way too far and are offended by the slightest perceived insults. Such a negative perspective results in feelings of anger and sadness. Fortunately, most people don't have such ill...

Choice vs. Chance: Which Way Are You Living Your Life?

Are you relying on luck and random acts to determine your life? Or are you making conscious decisions and steering your own ship? These are two dramatically different ways to live. The former is not effective or enjoyable. Anxiety, uncertainty, and dissatisfaction can...

5 Cruel Truths That You Need to Know

There are a few things you may not want to hear. But it's okay. You'll be better for knowing them once you dry your eyes. Failing to understand these truths makes life confusing and dissatisfying. Seek the truth and it will set you free. Understand these truths and...

7 Strategies That Help You Reach Your Full Potential

Have you failed to capitalize on the vast reservoir of potential that you believe is lurking within you? Are you willing to see how far you can go? There are many variables, and the odds are against giving maximal effort each day. However, it can be interesting to see...

Top 10 Components of a Success Mindset

Top 10 Components of a Success Mindset

Success starts with mindset. Different mindsets give different outcomes. A poor mindset leads to poor results. A positive mindset leads to success. While your experience, education, and skills can matter a lot, your mindset can make all the difference. Luckily, anyone...

Take Back Control of Your Life and Put Yourself in Charge

Is your life out of balance? From time to time, everyone's life can get a little out of control. You spend too much time focussed on work, and your family life suffers. Or you spend too much money on your social life, and your finances suffer. Maybe you're running...

A Fool-Proof Formula for Stimulating Your Natural Curiosity

Spice up your life by stimulating your natural sense of curiosity. Your daily activities can evoke just as much wonder as any story about Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Studies show that we learn better when we're in a state of heightened curiosity. In one...

Laughing at Yourself Made Easy

Laughing at yourself is liberating. Instead of feeling frustrated by your shortcomings or embarrassed about looking foolish, you can experience a little amusement when things go awry. Plus, seeing your behavior as funny creates a safe space for you to go about the...

What is Enlightenment and Does it Matter?

Enlightenment is a common term thrown around by a variety of philosophers and religions. The term "enlightenment" used by Emmanuel Kant isn't the same as Buddhist enlightenment, but they share many similarities. Enlightenment is having an accurate view of the world...