With Or In Spite Of Others

Fulfillment is rarely found through self-serving behavior. Selfishness may get us more of what we think we want with regards to material wealth, power, or notoriety, but it has been proven time and time again that these, alone, do not actually lead to a life of contentment, fulfillment, or happiness. To be sure, there is…

Routine Is The Foundation Of Progress

Routines help us do what we must when our motivation is lacking. Even with regards to things we want or need to do, it is difficult to stay motivated all of the time. Desire comes and goes. Passion comes and goes. Enthusiasm comes and goes. Routine helps us to stay on track. It helps us…

On Effort And Overwhelm

We risk being overwhelmed by life’s challenges whether we try too hard or not hard enough, but only one of these options can lead us beyond our difficulties to success. Life will not always be easy. We will struggle. At times, we will be overwhelmed by decisions, challenges, and setbacks. This is true whether we…

On Risk And Action

Action without risk mitigation is carelessness, but risk mitigation without action is procrastination. All action is inherently risky, but not all risk is necessary. Our goal should be to preemptively mitigate unnecessary risks to the best of our ability so that our actions have the best possible chances of success. No matter how much we…

On Mitigating Risk

No good argument can be made for taking risk unnecessarily when the same or better outcome can be had by mitigating risk instead. Risk, alone, is of no real value. In fact, unnecessary risk is detrimental to our survival, progress, and success. Proper research, planning, and preparation will guarantee us the outcomes we want far…