Ebbs and flows

There is a natural ebb and flow of life. One week you’re on it – crossing out everything on your to-do list, excelling at work, hitting the gym, eating more green foods…and then the next week, you’re the opposite. Accepting this natural twist of events is the first step to limiting the turbulence. Allowing yourself … Continue reading Ebbs and flows

Only you can fully understand you

Only you can fully understand you. There is simultaneous melancholy and joy in this statement. Melancholy because you will never be entirely understood. No one will know all parts of you. Even if you try to expose someone to the various facets of your life, only you will fully experience the life you live. On … Continue reading Only you can fully understand you

Art is letting out your inner child

Art is not meant to be filtered, unless you’re editing. However, many people don’t get that far. Their inner critic hinders their creativity so they don’t create at all. When I create, I think of a quote by Ernest Hemingway. Write drunk. Edit sober. Tapping into your creativity is you allowing yourself to be a … Continue reading Art is letting out your inner child

How do you make yourself smarter?

Ask questions. Listen. Learn. Analyze. Connect. Then ask more questions. Do so with careful thought and humility. Know that you don’t know everything. It’s even okay to not know what you don’t know. Just ask, absorb, and analyze until things make sense. If you ask considerately, people will be thrilled to share their knowledge.

Preparation yields success

The famous Winston Churchill once said, Those who fail to plan plan to fail. I take this quote to heart. When I know I have a responsibility to fill, I plan and prepare ahead of time. When I am building a running habit, I pack my workout gear the night before. The night before my … Continue reading Preparation yields success

Decisions, decisions

How do you create a fulfilling life? By the decisions you make. Big or small. All your decisions culminate to influence the paths you take in life. Make decisions wisely. My decision-making process: If it’s not a hell yes, then it’s a no. No in-between.

Life gets better when you get better

If you are experiencing hardships, do the harder thing: believe that life will get better. It will. Much like the economy, life is a continuous series of peaks and troughs. However, do not blindly believe in improvement. Put in the work to make it happen. Life gets better when you get better.