The Deadly Words You Live By

The Deadly Words You Live By

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. ― George Orwell, 1984 Words are powerful. They can and will shape your life in its entirety. An interesting fact about words is that although they are created in our minds, they end up influencing the mind itself. In other words, what we say comes …

How Reading Reshapes Your Brain

How Reading Reshapes Your Brain

Reading fiction improves our ethical and empathetic skills Reading fiction — immersing yourself in the life of another and seeing the world through their eyes — has always anecdotally been good for broadening one’s outlook. But now there’s hard science to say it actually makes us more empathetic. To be fair, the study (done, again, at …

What It Takes To Be Truly Brave

What It Takes To Be Truly Brave

Finishing what you start in spite of feeling tired. Forgiving those who’ve hurt you the most. Leading by example and living with integrity regardless of being seen or not. Doing the right thing without expecting something in return. Smiling at people on the bus, making their day brighter. Being open and honest about your weaknesses. Being your …

What Do You Do When The Cheering Stops?

What Do You Do When The Cheering Stops?

It’s easy to smile, to laugh, to enjoy life and keep on going when people around you are cheering for you and they’re clapping every time you say or do even the smallest cool thing. Anyone can be great when surrounded by encouragements, cheering and clapping. But what happens when they stop encouraging you, when they stop …

The Great Potential Of Small Beginnings

The Great Potential Of Small Beginnings

Before you can shift your life, there are 3 mentalities you need to remove from your thinking: 1. That sounds great, but I can’t… Yes, you can! If one person was able to do it, so can you! It’s just like in maths: if you find 1 exception to a certain rule, you can prove the entire equation is false. If one person …

Six Things You Need To Let Go Of

Six Things You Need To Let Go Of

As we are about to approach the Easter season, it is an emotionally healthy thing to take some time for introspection. It’s a great time to look back and make sure we don’t bring anything that’s gonna steal our peace and joy into this new time of the year. Sometimes all it takes to do …

Why True Warriors Win

Why True Warriors Win

It’s easy to look at someone who’s done something extraordinary, like climbing Mount Everest, for instance, and say, “Wow, what a great accomplishment! That person must have trained and prepared a lot in order to do that.” But is it really all about being prepared enough? About being skilled enough? I believe no matter how …

A Simple Way To Build Good Habits

A Simple Way To Build Good Habits

It’s good to enjoy today instead of feeding on your past or worrying about your future. Gaining wisdom by learning from yesterday’s mistakes, and having a backup plan for tomorrow’s unexpected challenges is also a smart thing. Instead of seeing life as “now or never”, we could adopt a different life philosophy — one that …

How To Make Time For What Matters To You

How To Make Time For What Matters To You

If I asked you whether you’re satisfied with the life you have now, 80% of you would say NO. You’re aiming for that extraordinary life you’ve always dreamed of, and yet, you’re still in that zone called ordinary. If I asked you why, you’d say, “Well, I’m just too busy…” If I asked you what …

Let go of trying to be someone else

Let go of trying to be someone else

Let go of trying to be someone else. The greatest gift you’ve been given is the very life you live every day. Why spend it trying to be someone you are not? Why waste your time and energy trying to impress others? Invest your inner resources in trying to build the best version of yourself, …