Here’s the truth: most people will read self-improvement content and get nowhere. Their life will continue to be the same despite taking new knowledge and inspirational ideas.
However, why is that? How can two people read the same book and one uses it as a platform to change their life, while the other simply stays the same?
Obviously, it’s not the material that fails people. Instead, it’s a difference in people’s attitudes and behaviors.
Specifically, this is why self-help doesn’t work for most people.
“If you want to transform your life, you must be willing to give up the one…
“If you ask most smart or successful people where they learned their craft, they will not talk to you about their time in school. It’s always a mentor, a particularly transformative job, or a period of experimentation or trial and error.” -Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday’s words are true. I studied accounting and became a writer. Elon Musk studied economics and physics but became a space engineer.
Schools teach you that life is linear and that everything takes a natural progression. However, you don’t have to follow a traditional path. …
Many people mistakenly believe that it is algorithms and quick hacks that create successful writers. However, if we’re really being honest, these are simply excuses that people use to justify their lack of success.
In my experience, creating successful content is a principle-based and repeatable process. Hence, those writers that we consider to be “successful,” tend to only become increasingly more successful over time.
The remainder of this article will explain the concepts behind their thinking and writing process. Here we go:
While most writers are merely putting thoughts to the page, the most successful writers are focused on leaving…
“After talking with so many high performers, I have to confess that I hope you meet with judgment and friction. It’s a sign you’re on your own path and aiming for great things. Indeed, if no one has looked at you sideways lately or, better yet, said, “Who do you think you are? What, are you crazy? Are you sure that’s a good idea?” then maybe you’re not living boldly enough.” -Brendon Burchard
When the world’s working against you, it feels like nothing can ever go your way. Anything and everything that could go wrong, seems like it is.
Your life has begun to echo more bad news than it does good news. You desperately want to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but just can’t.
Each time you begin to make an ounce of progress, it feels like you're just taking one step forward followed by two steps back.
So, how do you keep going? …
Alain de Botton once said, “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.”
Of course, most people probably aren’t embarrassed of who they were last year. They haven’t been learning enough. They haven’t evolved and gone to the next level of their life — spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
However, if you’re someone who’s accidentally slipped into a plateau, how can you know when you're finally ready to go to the next level?
This article explains how. Here we go.
At first, an awakening happens; you realize that the way you're living your life…
Here’s the harsh reality: Most people are just going through the motions. Each new day is a logical extension of the previous one. They aren’t chasing a new vision for their life and then watching it happen.
However, your life is a collection of days. Those days become your weeks, months, years, and ultimately your entire life. Hence, Peter H. Diamandis has said,
“Each of us starts with the same twenty-four hours in the day. How we utilize those hours determines the quality of our lives.”
If you learn to master those days, you’ll harness the power of the compound…
Ralph Waldo Emerson has famously said, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
Similarly, Bruce Springsteen once wrote, “When it comes to luck, you make your own.”
Dan Sullivan put it perfectly: “Luck and God favor those with good habits.”
In other words, there is no such thing as luck unless you create it. It’s something that comes after you’ve done the work, not before.
Many people want and expect it to be the other way around. They want to know that what they’re pursuing is a sure thing before they do it. …
Christopher Parker has a quote that says, “Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”
Of course, the message is simple: Procrastination is something that may be temporally rewarding. However, overtime the costs stack up and eventually you end up paying a very steep price for your actions.
For example, think about where you could be if you’d started what you’ve been putting off last week? What about if you’d started it last month, last year or even 10 years ago?
Indeed, there will always be a cost or consequence for pursuing…
Leonardo DiCaprio once said, “Every next level of your life will demand a different you.”
Of course, most people never do it. They never evolve. They never give up who they are for who they could become. Instead, they continue to live the same stagnant, mediocre, and boring lives.
That’s fine; if you decide to play small, that’s entirely up to you.
But the question is: What actually happens when you do go to the next level?
You’ve just let go of your story. You’ve given up your past. …