Overcoming Resistance

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome.” -Steven Pressfield, The War of Art Imagine if Bilbo never left the shire, Or Luke Skywalker never went to the Death Star Imagine that before they left the door, They talkedContinue reading “Overcoming Resistance”

Fantasy land

Fantasy land Escaping to fantasy land is great because in galaxies far far away sometimes the little guys win In fantasy lands it’s ok to overthrow the big guys and everyone lives happily ever after. Fantasy lands obviously aren’t real and we eventually have to return to reality In reality it’s not as easy asContinue reading “Fantasy land”

We need to practice

We don’t become virtuous by reading Epictetus or Seneca, We need to practice – Massimo Pigliucci Practice, Practice, Practice that’s all we’re doing, all day every day, The question is what are you practising? Are you practising what you said you would or are you practising talking or quitting… Talking about how you’re going toContinue reading “We need to practice”

Mistakes

Mistakes. Mistakes are great, we learn from them, we get valuable feedback from them and we can grow from them. We don’t make enough of them though. Not new ones anyway. The mistakes we make are the same old ones, we make, weeks, months years ago… They didn’t work then.. why would they work now?Continue reading “Mistakes”

The early bird can have the worm

“The early bird can have the worm, because worms are gross and mornings are stupid.” ‘You have to rise early to be successful’… So I keep seeing, but is that all true? Do you have to be part of the 5am club in order to achieve things? There are some benefits of course, you canContinue reading “The early bird can have the worm”