Category: Personal growth

  • So, the streak has ended

    Now, truthfully, I saw this coming years ago but was happy it didn’t happen sooner. I have been behind my posts for months now. And as you know, once behind, there’s only so much you can catch up on unless something is on the line. That’s rarely the case with a blog, personal or professional. […]

  • Some days…

    Some days… I don’t feel like waking up in the morning and doing the “work.”I feel like an imposter trying to do things to keep up with other imposters.I question if what I do has any purpose or value at all!I don’t think I have any ideas worth sharing.I hate myself for not meeting my […]

  • That’s all folks!

    Among the many life decisions I have made, the one I took this weekend has to be the hardest one ever. After nine years of constant struggle, frustration, and restlessness, I quit entrepreneurship for good. It’s been one heck of a ride. And as I write this, I must say — I don’t feel anything […]

  • Help yourself to not read self-help

    I’m at a stage in life where I’m not too fond of self-help or anything that looks, feels, and sounds like self-help. Here’s why — most self-help books and products are designed to change you for the better, and they fail. At least 99.99% of the stuff out there are rehashed versions of the stuff […]

  • Don’t let “what-aboutism” get in the way of progress

     “What-aboutism” is a disorder where the patient often searches for excuses for why a particular methodology or idea won’t work instead of giving it an honest try or finding ways to make it work. They are often found saying variations of “yeah, but…” or “let me play the devil’s advocate here.”   If that sounds eerily […]

  • The haters will always be louder

    Go to amazon.com and check out a bunch of articles that you’ve been planning to buy. Or perhaps, the stuff that you have already purchased in the past month or so. Now, check out the reviews. If you’re like me, you will go for products with the highest average rating and the most number of […]

  • Stop trying to be liked by everybody

    The other day in the LinkedIn universe, Organisational Psychologist, Adam Grant, posted the following: The goal of social media shouldn’t be to collect likes from strangers. It should be sharing your insights and learning from the wisdom of others. This was accompanied by an image of a building wall that reads: Stop trying to be […]

  • Do you have the courage to be changed and be disliked?

    I’m reading this fascinating book by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga titled “The Courage to be Disliked” that highlights some fundamental principles of Adlerian Psychology. And while I’m still reading this book, I have found the following three aspects quite important: We’re not stuck being who we are; we can choose to change and develop […]

  • Ready or prepared?

    One of the most important distinctions that adults need to understand is the difference between being ready and being prepared. Most waste their entire life “getting ready” for the right moment, the right opportunity, and the right whatnot, only to realize that they’ve spent a big part of their lifetimes just “getting ready” for something. […]

  • How do you get up?

    Diego Hypólito is a gymnast who represented Brazil in three Olympics: 2008, 2012 and 2016. He was Brazil’s biggest hope at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 for the Floor Exercise, having won the 2005 and 2007 World Cups. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it in 2008. He didn’t give up though, kept working on himself to […]