How to Embrace Discomfort

There is one important lesson we must accept if we want to improve our lives. It is that a good life is not a comfortable life. Often we confuse these things to be one and the same, but that is detrimental to our progress. That’s why I urge you to think of life as a daily set of challenges we can place on ourselves to make our lives better. Not more comfortable, but more enriched. And there is one trick to view discomfort that makes it easier to endure.
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One Psychological Trick to Help You Overcome the Fear of Uncertainty

We have all experienced a moment of uncertainty. Where we had no idea what to do or where our life was headed. This uncertainty is biologically programmed to make us feel mentally uncomfortable. It’s called cognitive closure. While it had a purpose to ensure survival in the past, today it is a mental hurdle in our pursuit of success. Luckily, it’s possible to change your thinking and to psychologically jump over this barrier with ease. Continue reading “One Psychological Trick to Help You Overcome the Fear of Uncertainty”

How to Develop Work Ethic (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Mike Rowe, of Dirty Jobs fame, was seventeen years old when he had an appointment with his guidance counselor. He knew he would receive advice on which route to take after high school, but what he didn’t know was that it would forever change his view on what it means to work. Continue reading “How to Develop Work Ethic (It’s Easier Than You Think)”

Managing Momentum In Our Lives

Momentum: strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.   –Merriam Webster

Life has momentum. There are times when we have positive momentum. When we are productive, efficient, and our confidence and self-esteem are flying high. Then there are times of negative momentum. When we are depressed, listless, and entrenched in negative thoughts. How we choose to react when our momentum begins to shift can determine whether we spiral out of control or rise to the occasion. Continue reading “Managing Momentum In Our Lives”

Two Life Lessons I Learned from Hitchhiking

A few months ago I hitchhiked across New Zealand. I never planned to hitchhike. In fact I hadn’t really given any thought at all as to how I was going to travel around. But upon arriving I heard hitching was relatively common there so I decided to give it a try. While I knew hitchhiking could be dangerous, isolating, and risky, what I didn’t know was that it would teach me two of life’s most important lessons. Continue reading “Two Life Lessons I Learned from Hitchhiking”