Browsing All Posts filed under »Motivational«

Stop Moving the Goalposts

July 18, 2012


We have all done it You lose 5 lbs successfully and then set a goal to lose 10 more. You finish the half-marathon and then sign up for the marathon. You stop drinking sugar drinks and then decide to quit all carbohydrates. It seems like we are hard-wired to keep pushing and striving after any […]

Achieve More with Beeminder

July 11, 2012


I don’t know if you have noticed, but all my blog posts go live on Tuesday night.  Why Tuesday night you may wonder? It just so happens that my Beeminder blog post graph will crash if I don’t tend to it by midnight on Tuesday.   In other words, if I don’t write a blog post […]

Response to Scott Young’s TEDx Video

June 27, 2012


Scott Young is a 23 year old blogger who has posted almost 900 articles on his blog and already self-published several books.  Some of the topics he tackles on his blog include rapid learning, habit forming and philosophy. In addition to writing and managing his blog he is currently attempting to complete the entire curriculum […]

I Don’t Know How To Do That

June 13, 2012


I hear people saying things like this all the time:           I don’t know how to cook.           I don’t know how to speak Spanish.            I don’t know how to play guitar. and it makes me wonder, Have you lost the ability to learn as […]

10 Topics to Inspire Your Daily Writing

June 6, 2012


About 7 months ago I set a Beeminder goal to write 750 words a day.  Since then I have written 135,000 words!   When I set that goal I thought it would force me to write material for this blog on a more regular basis.  While much of the material posted here has come from […]

Prepare For Setbacks and Achieve Your Goals

May 30, 2012


How do you react to a major setback? Do you spiral out of control and erase all the progress you have made?  Or do you get back on track and continue to work towards your goal? Most of us spiral out of control. One meal of over eating turns into a whole day which turns […]

Living an Epic Lifestyle

May 23, 2012


Epicureans vs. Stoics For years I have been fascinated by the philosophical differences between the Stoics and the Epicureans.  I think both have merit and I have seen myself swing back and forth between the two camps at various times in my life. I always thought of the Epicureans as consumed with pleasing the present […]

Your Idea Isn’t Original and That’s OK

April 11, 2012


Have you ever had an inspired idea for a cool App, interesting blog post, or successful business? You come up with it while you are showering or during your morning commute.  You bounce it off your friends and coworkers and they all agree it sounds amazing.  You daydream of all the downloads, page views or […]