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You learn the most about yourself when you are uncomfortable.

A few years ago, I decided to live vicariously through myself.

What does that mean?

It meant that instead of waiting for opportunities, I try to make them happen and help others achieve them as well.

Instead of living through someone else’s adventures, I decided to live through my own.

It meant making myself uncomfortable so that I can reach my life’s full potential.

Being uncomfortable is an…


Imagine you have the power to achieve what you want?
Life would be very different, right?

Well, you have that power already — you just have to apply it.
I realized this power many years ago when I stumbled upon the book “The Law of Success” by Napoleon Hill.

This book appeared to me when I felt stuck in a job I hated. I was directionless and wanted to quit asap. Now to be accurate, I had the book at home already; I just never read it. So since I was in a low mood, I decided to peek at…


It is a lot easier than you think.

Words are essential.

If you cannot say what you mean, you will never mean what you say. So you should always aim to mean what you say.

Language is tricky, and often people will play games with you based on words — so, a major advantage of reading is learning new words.

Why?

Because “New words can equal new worlds.”

There is a set of words or language for everything. I am not speaking of voluminous words that professors or academics use.

I am talking about jargon (unique words or expressions used by a particular profession or group and are…


And what you can do today can do to regain focus.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

— Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

We live in the most exciting time in history. The average person has access to more information than ever before. With your cell phone, you can learn anything and apply it. But, unfortunately, the biggest issue we face is distractions.

Those distractions via cell phones and apps take us through a rabbit hole only Alice from Wonderland could ever dream up. One of the biggest challenges our generation will face is learning how to focus.

I can’t tell you…


And what you can do about it.

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people” — Thomas Mann.

“I don’t feel like it.”
These five words have killed more creative output than a jealous newspaper editor. You want to write, then don’t. You know you can but don’t.
And when all excuses are exhausted, you come clean and say, “I dont feel like it.”

A few months ago, my friend asked me, “When was the last time you wrote a few pages for your book?” I was thrown off and became defensive. …


And how you can overcome them.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” — Victor Frankl.

Life is a constant battle.

Before we leave out the front door, we get bombarded with conflict — both outside and within.

The biggest instigator of the conflict is our mind. You cannot control many outside factors, but the factors within are all up to you whether you like to hear that or not.

According to studies, the average person tends to have 50,000 to…


Start believing it for yourself, and your world will open up.

“I hate my job!”

These were the words from an old friend of mines, John, who I bumped into recently. Before I had a chance to inquire, he divulged why.

John: “I hate the job, and the boss is always on my back. I am tired of construction. My knees hurt, and I need a change.”

He went on for a few more minutes like this; when he finished his rant, I calmly asked, “How long have you hated the job?”

John: “Since I started,”

Me: “That’s sad to hear. Have you thought of approaching your job differently?”

John: “How…


And beyond.

It’s funny how we fall victim to hindsight bias, the common tendency for us to perceive past events as being more predictable than they were.

We evaluate where we are right now and convince ourselves the situation would be better if we acted on that one decision years ago. But, the reality is you never acted on that decision because you didn’t have today’s mindset.

Sounds confusing, right?

The “would have, could have, or should have” plays on your mind, and you invite regret. …


And how I apply it to my current goals.

We fail to achieve our dreams for many reasons; one of the main reasons is because we lack consistency. Not everyone but most people, of course, myself included.

I am an optimist and love to dream big but sometimes I fall short. A few months back, I realized I might not get to do everything I wanted, not because it was impossible but because of my lack of consistency.

I tried different hacks and tips. Some were beneficial, and others not effective at all. My goal was a small one — to put out video content. I haven’t done it…


And how they can help you too.

Every so often, a book comes along that challenges your viewpoint. I thought I knew a lot about Finance, then I read “The Psychology of Money” by Morgan Housel, and it made me realize I had a lot to learn. Finance is more than saving and investing; it is predominantly about your psychology and behavior. And the actions you take as a result become the cornerstone to your financial success.

Here are 10 lessons I learned from “The Psychology of Money” that changed the way I view my finances forever.

Teronie Donaldson

Toronto Born, Brooklyn Raised, Family Man, Writer, Tradesman, Reading Coach & Student of Life. I love good books. Check out my content https://linktr.ee/Teronie

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