... Or how do you destroy your life, little by little...
There is nothing more significant in destroying your self-image than starting something, with all the hopes and aspirations it takes to start something and abandoning in before it is finished.
Even if you knew yourself as a great person deserving of the dream you set out to accomplish with the project, by abandoning it, by leaving it in the middle, you declare yourself as undeserving, someone less than a match to your dreams.
When you don't finish a project, you set yourself up for more of the same, it is a self-strengthening cycle.
It's all downhill from there. You continue life with a lot of your life force lost to that incident. Now you know yourself as someone who can't be counted on. Your experience of yourself is that you are a failure, a wannabe, and you hate yourself.
Continue reading "Finish What You Started, Complete What You Started but didn’t Finish?"
Happyness and happiness
I just looked at the cover of the book The Pursuit of Happyness and it hit me that the difference between those two words is:
the first, happyness is the journey, your beingness and
the second, happiness is the destination.
"It is not about the destination, it is about the journey..." you repeat... good boy, but you don't know what you are talking about. Literally, you can explain it, you can even visualize it, and yet, you have no clue what that means, because it is counter-cultural. And because your beingness is firmly vested in a jumping... no work necessary paradigm.
In a culture of goal setting, in a culture of competition, success is the only thing that matters (to others, in the world, in the culture...) and you ate that b.s., hook, line and sinker. And you are trapped... but you don't have to stay that way.
Let me explain in this article the art of being on the journey, in beingness, and fully appreciating it, fully enjoying it.
Continue reading "Updated: Happyness vs happiness, being vs. doing"
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Just like a company, shrinking looks like a good way to increase profitability.
But business may be (it isn't) about profitability, but life isn't.
When someone asks me what is the surest path to Expanding Human Being, I always bring up Bob the Butler. Or the quote and principle from the Neal Stephenson book: Diamond Age. Start living an interesting life. When your goal is not to win every step of the way, it is not to shrink to the size that you can manage, but to grow through trials and failures to the sky: i.e. an interesting life.
Continue reading "Who is running your life, the entrepreneur you or the accountant you?"
Summary: In this article I am turning a leaf in explaining how context is so decisive, and how come your life is a repetitious movie... and how to start living a different movie, a movie that will give you the life you deserve, the life of an Expanding Human Being.
I have spoken about context before... but in order to understand how I know what I know, you will need to understand context, in a deep way.
Imagine going to the movie theater. Normally, what you see there is a screen... nothing on it. But it is furthest from the truth. The screen is never quite empty.
Continue reading "How to be an Expanding Human Being, instead of an all-knowing guru type"
I caught myself this morning saying something really intelligent. (probably because of the movie I watched last night
I am learning marketing, and I just participated in a 3-day event... I have a list of things I want to implement that I just learned at this event that ended last night.
Of course, most of the things I learned replace my ineffective marketing actions from before the event.
And there is a moment of reckoning: I have been doing it all wrong. I have spent a lot of money advertising the wrong way. I have been doing a lot of work that is now all wasted.
Sinking feeling in the stomach.
Continue reading "What do you expect? Perfection? Winning every time? Never making a mistake?"