Without the numerous difficulties and challenges we face in different games and activities, we would lose interest really quick. It is the growth that we perceive in ourselves that keeps us coming back. This is why a lot of people quit during a plateau, as they don't see as much growth as they once did. … Continue reading Welcome, Adversity!
How do you deal with adversity or tough times? Are you ready for them? The stoics believe that we should prepare ourselves for bad things to happen. Indeed, premeditacio malorem is one of the tenets, which means we should think about our demise. Bad times are inevitible, so we should be prepared. In Marcus Aurelius's … Continue reading Let the Flames Roar
Sometimes we're faced with a difficult decision in life where we must decide between two ore more choices. Perhaps you have an offer on the table that would change your career trajectory and potentially lead to more happiness, and are in a stable job with stable income and good benefits. What should you do? In … Continue reading Advising Your “Best Friend”
A big problem that individuals face as they reach middle age is accepting the decline of their fluid intelligence. Some stubborn individuals hold on for dear life and find themselves going through what we've termed the mid-life crisis. It doesn't have to be this way. Crystallized intelligence is on the upswing during this time in … Continue reading The Next Hill
Every two weeks, Daniel Pink sends me a newsletter which includes his Pinkcast. The newsletter and short video provides a brief hack or trick to improve you life. Last week, he introduced Arthur C. Brooks, the author the book From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Purpose in the Second Half of Life. Since … Continue reading Importance of Useless Friends