My introduction to Meditation
Until recently, when I heard the word meditation, I would always thing about monks humming or over-aged hippies sitting in lotus position.
But then I started reading more and more about how successful business people use meditation in their daily routine. It was more than just a coincidence, it was a recurring theme among a lot of successful people.
When I saw this video from Chris Winters I decided I had to give it a try myself.
I was listening to a podcast interview with Adam Robinson the other day and something he said really struck me.
He mentioned an epiphany that he got last year and that he converted in his new personal mantra.
“Learn to focus on the needs of others over needs of the self.”
This one thing helped him overcome depression and be more happy in life, but also more successful.
I think this could pretty well be the biggest secret to happiness in life. Continue reading
Systems beat goals anytime.
I’ve written before about systems and goals, but in this post, I will discuss the difference between the two.
I finally got around to start reading Scott Adams’ book ‘How to fail at anything and still win big‘. In this book, Scott writes about the benefits of having systems instead of only chasing goals without a system in place.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
And when I look closer to my own relative successes and my not so relative failures, I noticed that there was a system behind every success and a lack of system behind any failure. Continue reading
Why your goals are too small
Is there anyone you know that has huge goals and ambitions? I’m not talking about celebrities but people you know personally.
I don’t know many, if any.
And even of our friends that have modest goals we often think they are over-ambitious.
The fact is that our goals and dreams are much too small.
People tend to strive for things that are within reach and then underestimate the work it takes to get there.
And when they don’t reach their goals because they don’t put in enough effort, they get demotivated and the next time they will set even smaller goals.
It’s not just you. It’s also me, it’s our parents, our managers, our business leaders and politicians. Our religious leaders, our guidance counsellors, our teachers, ….
The easier our life gets, the harder it seems. Continue reading
What is procrastination?
Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished.
It’s often seen by others as a sign of laziness but there are many other reasons for procrastinating.
For people postpone tasks because of the fear of failure. These people are often perfectionist with a lower self-confidence. They want the outcome to be perfect and are afraid they will not be able to produce a perfect result.
Other people feel so overwhelmed by the complexity or duration of a task that they just don’t start.