Keep a “Jar of Awesome” for When You Need an Extra Boost of Motivation

Can you name 3 victories you’ve had in your life over the past year? For many of us, it can be difficult to reflect on our past and recall positive memories. This is due to a strong negativity bias in … Continue reading

Positive Delusions: Do We Need Them to Reach Our Full Potential?

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown No matter what you believe about yourself and your capabilities, at least part of it is probably full of crap. Our beliefs are very flexible … Continue reading

The Power of Koans to Destroy Conceptual Thinking and Provoke Enlightenment

According to Zen philosophy, there are two sides of reality: the phenomenal one and the essential one. Our phenomenal reality is the one we are most familiar with. It consists of everything that we sense (what we see, hear, touch, … Continue reading

What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way: A New Perspective for Overcoming Obstacles

“What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius Encountering new obstacles in life is inevitable. Whether it’s in our work, relationships, health, or personal goals, life is always changing – and with that brings new situations we too … Continue reading

Listen to Epic Movie Soundtracks to Pump Yourself Up and Get Inspired

A big part of self improvement is being smarter about your environment. In psychology terms, this means paying attention to the types of stimuli you’re feeding into your brain on a daily basis because they can have both a short-term … Continue reading