How often have you said “I’ll do it tomorrow” and then not do it? Here’s a 3 step trick to getting it done starting now.
70 days ago, I started posting daily. There were numerous days writing would take me hours. Then I stumbled across the practice of intentionally resetting that saved time. If you’ve struggled to stay focused on a task, intentionally reset.
Over the past 2 years, I’ve tried all sorts of morning routines. I found the best morning routine actually started the night before.
While traveling the past couple weeks, I found routines aren’t so bad after all.
Having a specific headline and writing in parts changed how I wrote.
The trick is understanding that progress is built with commitment and time. We may be saying “yes” too often in a year, chasing the new thing, leading to overestimation. But by balancing with “no”, we may be able to accomplish more than we think.
Rome was not built in a day. It was built with consistency.
Today, and every day, start with intent.
While our goals and systems represent the compass and path of our journey, there’s another set of rules that represent everyday guidelines. Like lanes on a road.
Systems developed to achieve a feeling will fail. Build your systems towards growth instead.
Become aware of transitions and start removing filler steps to get your story moving forward.
Over the last few months, I’ve written about different methods to change viewpoints, mindsets, beliefs to get unstuck in life. The Living Accidentally series on
Having a daily routine could sound like it would make life rigid and inflexible. Maybe we imagine a routined life to feel like prison and
Let’s talk about goals. If you’re like me, we would shudder together at this word. Like setting KPIs at work or making New Year resolutions,
On March 4, 2021, I published my first Thursday post titled “How I’m Fighting Depression.” I explained how 4 things were helping me to beat
It’s okay to ask for help. Personally, I don’t ask for help very often. I’m not sure if it’s being too prideful or too embarrassed.
Stop waiting. Whatever the reason is, stop waiting and just go. Take your shot. Many of us wait to act. We wait because we need
One day, a man decided to start a garden. He didn’t know where to begin. He just knew that he wanted to grow plants. So
Accountability is extremely helpful when it comes to trying to start. The hardest thing about starting, besides everything, is exactly that. It’s just hard to
A conversation with a good friend of mine inspired this article. Him and I are the same, just born to different parents at different times.
While searching self development, you’ll often run into a fable about the lion and the gazelle. “Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It
The Living Accidentally series has been about finding your own path to life. It’s been about living with purpose instead of waking up everyday being
Many of us grow up in a designed system. We go through grade school, university, get a career, get married, raise a family, put kids
Some of us have realized that we’ve been living our lives on accident, and not on purpose. This lead to the question of “how to
Whenever I read self-help articles, the hardest thing for me is what to do after I read it. A ton of articles out there say
Part 1 of the Living Accidentally series left off questioning how to live on purpose. When I think about Living On Purpose, my mind automatically
Up to now, I have lived an accidental life. I don’t mean that I was an accident because my parents made a mistake. I mean
The title should actually be “Why James Can’t Build Habits.” Everything I’ve written so far about habits, change, mental challenges, etc. have been all directed
I’ve been watching a lot of Tom Bilyeu and Impact Theory lately. I recently watched one of his talks at Mindvalley and the line below
I’ve been stuck trying to change for quite some time. I realized that my adult life has been a few sets of giant cycles of
I’ll start tomorrow. I’ll do it later. I’ll try. If I utter any of those phrases above, I already know it’s a lie. I definitely
Framing a question, study, or a marketing scheme makes a huge impact on the outcomes. For example, consider how doctors often speak of surgeries. They
Something I’ve realized over the past several months is how negative I am. I believed that I was just a realist, that the glass wasn’t
Our mind totally thinks so. We’ve evolved to think that losses loom larger than gains. “The brains of humans and other animals contain a mechanism
I’ve heard this phrase “questions are the answer” several times over my life. The most recent was from Anthony Robbins’ Awaken The Giant Within. In
We make decisions all day long. We decide what to wear, decide what to eat, decide when or how to go to work (or maybe
It’s easy to track physical gains. You can measure distance ran, time elapsed, repetitions, weight lifted, how much you weigh, how much you ate. The
I will be honest. I tried to read my reviews for each chapter, and I couldn’t even finish reading what I wrote. If I’m not
I’ve been interested in psychology for quite a few years (it was my major after all), but I couldn’t get through Thinking, Fast and Slow
Today is the beginning of a new system I am implementing for myself. This system is designed to do three things: Create a reading habit
There’s not one thing that will help get over depression. It’s a whole mix bag of things. Here’s my mixed bag over the last 60