A frequently unbalanced life is a good life. Seriously. One of the big problems with personal development is the implied idea that we can attain perfect daily balance if we just self-actualize hard enough. No one says it explicitly, but read a few books on time management or personal development and you’ll start to believe […]
Below, you'll find articles on personal development. What is personal development, you ask?
It's simply making a conscious effort to get better at life.
Specific topics include learning new skills, overcoming fear, and giving generously.
Fair warning: this post is about getting pooped on by a baby. If you’re eating right now, maybe revisit this post later. Okay, so I was finishing a post about time management, but then the below happened, and I had no choice but to scrap my kinda boring time management post and write about this […]
YouTube isn’t free. Neither is Facebook. Neither is TV. Now, more than ever, our attention is for sale. Advertisers have been in our living rooms for decades, but now they’re in our pockets, too. We get entertainment, and advertisers get a moment of our attention. It’s a square deal. But we’re changed by the messaging […]
You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. — Jesus Two days ago, I sat at a stoplight behind five other cars waiting to make a left turn. It was a bright, sunny day, and I knew the […]
Some mistakes are catastrophes, doing deep, lasting damage. Others are just missteps, bruising our egos a bit but teaching us loads in the process. It’s often hard to tell the difference, though. When we’re evaluating a potential course of action, fear often magnifies risk. To our fear-addled brains, potential minor difficulties can feel like looming […]