I wish I could fly, but I don't know how.
I put my body through its paces like a war horse; I keep it lean, sturdy, prepared. I harden it and I pity it. I have no other steed.
I keep my brain wide awake, lucid, unmerciful. I unleash it to battle relentlessly so that, all light, it may devour the darkness of the flesh. I have no other workshop where I may transform darkness into light.
I keep my heart flaming, courageous, restless. I feel in my heart all commotions and all contradictions, the joys and sorrows of life. But I struggle to subdue them to a rhythm superior to that of the mind, harsher than that of my heart - to the ascending rhythm of the Universe.
When setting out on a journey of finding what is your calling, vocation or purpose in this life, you will definitely need some tools to help you along your path. Having tried and tested a handful of tools and systems over the past 5 years, I have reached the conclusion that thinking outside the box is a good think. I will have to give credit to my wife for that.
The overwhelming amount of guides and tutorials online make your head spin. People are promoting systems they've used and worked for them and other systems that create good affiliate returns. I am not against promotion and marketing but promoting something for the sole purpose of getting a commission is a waste of everybody's time.
As years go by and we grow older each year and wiser as we would like to think, there are certain statements that define our being. These are shaped by our values, beliefs and experiences.
If you allow yourself the time to ask yourself such questions, you would be in a position to come up with your creed or manifesto. You don't have to reinvent the wheel, though. You can start with a creed or manifesto that others put together. In time, you can adjust it, keep the parts that resonate with you and remove the ones that don't.
As Picasso had said,
Good artists copy, Great artists steal.
One of the most influential, innovative and disruptive people of our time has undoubtedly been Steve Jobs.
As commented by Walter Isaacson in Time Magazine,
“[Steve Jobs] revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing. You might add a seventh: retailing, which Jobs did not quite revolutionize but did reimagine. Along the way, he produced not only transforming products but also, on his second try, a lasting company, endowed with his DNA, that is filled with creative designers and daredevil engineers who will carry forward his visions.”
I have started using Evernote back in 2008, after reading about it in a Tim Ferriss blog post.
It didn't seem to me at the time that It would be such an integral part of my life.
Evernote is such a versatile tool that can be used for just about anything. Below is a list of 20 ways to organise your life with Evernote. If you are wondering what can I use Evernote for, read on.
If you haven't used Evernote before the fastest way to learn is from Brett Kelly’s amazing e-book,
Have you ever wondered what really happens to your supply of 24 hours each and every day?
We are creatures of habit and it is undeniable that If you don’t control your habits, your habits end up controlling you. Having a morning ritual is essential.
From the moment you wake in the morning, you have 24 hours in your wallet from the unwoven fabric of time, as Arnold Bennett says in his book.
This is my very first post.
Strategic Intervention (also known as SI) is a project dedicated to extracting the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication from a variety of disciplines: Ericksonian therapy, strategic family therapy, Human Needs Psychology, organizational psychology, neurolinguistics, psychology of influence, strategic studies, traditions of diplomacy and negotiation, game theory, and others.
Some days make me feel like Bill Murray. All you have to do, is to roll with it and then you get sucked in and you wake up to the same day all over again.
I believe Groundhog Days have their purpose. It is the tipping point that help you realise that you need to change. Use this time to review your lifeplan and figure out what is your path and how to get out of it.