The only way to get better is to ask better questions. No one knows what they’re doing. Everyone from your parents, teachers, scientists to politicians and ultra-successful are just trying to figure it out.
Ironically, self-discipline is the ultimate freedom. Waking up early, making up your bed, brushing your teeth, and eating healthy breakfast can transform your whole day. By adding in reading, journaling, and meditation, you can supercharge your growth and allow yourself to become a more loving person.
Paulo Coelho has transformed millions of lives. His books are some of the most life-changing books that I’ve read and I was curious to find out what are other books like The Alchemist.
Perception is reminding yourself that the world you experience around you is a dynamic reality that you can change. How you perceive things is not constant and it’s up to you to see good or bad. It’s up to you to take a leadership role or stay passive and see how your life unfolds.
Humanity suffers from a lack of self-awareness. Technology is advancing so quickly that humans can’t keep up. While it may seem that we are living in a world of terror and war, we are actually living in the most peaceful era in human history.
A century ago, Albert Einstein taught us: everything is relative. The way you see the world depends on your point of view and context. What is hot for you might be mild for me, what is a success for me might be a failure to you. There’s no black and white, there’s only the perspective you choose to look at things. Everything can change in a snap when you provide context.
It’s impossible to always be productive. According to Cal Newport, the author of Deep Work, your mental capacity is limited to three to four hours of cognitively intense work in a day.
What should I do with my life? What is my purpose in life? I ask myself these questions all the time and every time I feel restless and anxious. But it doesn’t have to be that way.