How Much Discipline Do You Really Need to Fulfill Your Dreams

The internet is full of contradictory success stories. On the one hand, you hear about a lot about college dropouts making it big only after they gave up on the rigorous college schedule. On the other, you have stories about successful businessmen and entrepreneurs working their way up from the bottom, working 20 hours aContinue reading “How Much Discipline Do You Really Need to Fulfill Your Dreams”

Good or Bad, It Comes Back to You

Whatever we do, it comes back to us. Whatever deeds we perform in our daily life — good or bad — we have to bear the fruits of the same. Sooner or later, we will come back to us. This is the rule of life we should bear in mind when dealing with the peopleContinue reading “Good or Bad, It Comes Back to You”

What Judging Others Reveals About You

For some reason, people love to judge other people. I know firsthand, because I’m definitely guilty of doing it too. I don’t do it nearly as much as I used to, but I still catch myself doing it more often than I should. Whenever I slip up and start becoming judgmental of others, I take a stepContinue reading “What Judging Others Reveals About You”

Why Fit In When You Were Born To Stand Out?

Some people go on their entire lives thinking that being different is something bad. They think that by not being themselves and by desperately trying to fit into society’s norms, they are doing themselves and the world a favor. But they are not. As long as you feel content with yourself and you are openContinue reading “Why Fit In When You Were Born To Stand Out?”

Everything Happens for a Reason

Throughout my life, I have consistently heard the phrase “everything happens for a reason”. Sometimes, it’s said because something bad happened, and it’s supposed to be comforting. Sometimes, it’s said because something good happened, as a way to affirm something more than blind luck.  Here is another phrase: “People come into your life for aContinue reading “Everything Happens for a Reason”

Character: How You Treat Others?

Growing up, I was taught you treated everyone the same. It didn’t matter if they were the bank president or the peon —they all were treated with the same level of respect.  Not everyone was raised that way, however, and there’s enough rude people in the world as evidence to that fact.  I read onceContinue reading “Character: How You Treat Others?”

Finding your Passion

It can be so frustrating when people advise you, “Just follow your passion!” Yeah, sure, you’d love to—if only you knew what your passion was. Remember when we were kids? We would just do things, not sitting to weigh the pros and cons. Did we think to ourselves “What are the benefits of playing basketballContinue reading “Finding your Passion”

How to Prevent Arrogance from Knocking You Out

Arrogance is a trait that we both reward and punish. We admire successful people because they always win no matter what. Even if they bash their competitors in the process. When the arrogant wins — no one seems to cares about what they leave behind in the dust. ”Be successful” has become our motto. You must proveContinue reading “How to Prevent Arrogance from Knocking You Out”

What are you watering?

Your  mind is like a piece of land planted with many different kinds of seeds: seeds of joy, peace, mindfulness, understanding, and love; seeds of craving, anger, fear, hate, and forgetfulness. These wholesome and unwholesome seeds are always there, sleeping in the soil of your mind. The quality of your life depends on the seeds youContinue reading “What are you watering?”

Why “Doing Your Best” is a Better Bet than “Being The Best”

No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, with thousands of other people trying to do the same thing, it surely helps to be driven.  After all, most of the greatest entrepreneurs, politicians, scientists, and artists were perpetually striving to beat their personal best or challenge the status quo.  Yet being driven to succeed should notContinue reading “Why “Doing Your Best” is a Better Bet than “Being The Best””