In your personal philosophy, what’s essential? What’s off-limits? What’s negotiable? And when was the last time you thought about it? We’re always in flux. With each new book we read and each new person we meet, our clean edges blur, then morph. We become a little wiser, a little smarter, a little more patient, and […]
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.
The safest place to ride your bike is often the middle of the road. In the cycling world, this is called taking the lane. Think about that for a second. Picture it in your mind. Does taking the lane sound safe? Probably not. It is safe, though, and here’s a common scenario to illustrate why. […]
I’ll cut to the chase: There are many, many articles out there about becoming more confident, and most of them contain good advice you’ve heard a thousand times before. Below, please find three unconventional tips for building confidence. If you’ve only got a few seconds, skip to #3. 1. Notice patterns in your mood We […]
Disclaimer: I don’t normally write about politics, but I’m making a rare exception because it was one of the most requested topics on my 2017 Reader Survey (which you can still fill out, by the way!). Don’t worry, though: I only have enough to say about politics for one article. Seek first to understand, then […]
Your fear would like you to sit down. Fit in. Play it safe. Keep quiet. Be predictable. Preserve what you’ve got. Fear has a hand in nearly all of our decision-making, but its influence is subtle. Try as we may to make rational, well-considered decisions, we’re biological creatures. We cannot completely eradicate fear. The best […]