Move forward

There is no benefit in staying in one place and overthinking or over-planning. You have got to keep striving towards your goals.

Accept that there’s always going to be something to do. There’s always a going to be blind spots you are missing and there’s always the x-factor that you don’t yet know.

If you allow lethargy or discouragement to set in, you would have lost a lot before you realize it. Keep moving forward.

The best ability is availability

Nothing beats showing up. The people who achieve success aren’t the ones with the most talent. They are the ones who show up.

Opportunities are everywhere but they only meet people who show up not matter how uncomfortable the environment might seem.

If there’s any advantage to have, it’s the ability to show up to work, class or the gym, without excuses.

Be defiant

If there’s any attitude you might consider putting up when you are in a tight spot, it’s defiance.

You have got to defy every adverse circumstance by first acknowledging it and then, resisting. Today, you might ask yourself what you are defying as a means of understanding what issues are most pressing in your life at the moment.

Defiance might mean investing in cryptocurrencies, renting instead of taking out a mortgage or rejecting the many social constructs that are so easily embraced by the larger public.

Don’t dabble lower

If you play beneath your estate in life, you’ll get sullied.

Whether you run a business, work with people or socialize, it’s important to know your peers and not dabble less than your level.

And to the reason why you should not compete, play or collaborate downwards, is that you’ll have learnt nothing, and you might lose your reputation in the process. There’s only mud beneath, if you think about it critically.

Learn to say no

‘No’ is a full sentence.

For the fact that some people could abuse you or your time and resources, you cannot openhandedly embrace everyone who asks you for a favor with a ‘yes.’

Maintaining congruence with yourself and your values might mean that you say no to lots of people and things. Learn to say no

It’s in your phone

Very often, our minds shut down at possibilities. And it’s not that our minds are designed to make us poor, tempered or unadventurous, our minds are designed to keep us safe.

This feature of protecting us often also obfuscates our capacity for solution-thinking when we need to get around certain important problems that aren’t necessarily urgent.

In some instances, your mind is keeping you from your phone because some of the customers, partners and vendors you might need to pay of your mortgage, start a business or keep your business afloat are in your phone contacts.

Suffering is inevitable

No matter how much we love or care about people, understanding that we can’t always protect them from pain, and that their suffering is inevitable is something that gives us true perspective about how to deal with them when their suffering eventually happens .

If you accept that they will have to deal with difficult things that may be out of your scope of fixing, you would have relieved yourself of the most burdensome problem, your ego.

No matter who these people are to you, children, friends or coworkers, their suffering will happen, and the best you might be able to do is watch them overcome or succumb to it by themselves.

Treat yourself like someone you want to help

If ever you feel stuck in a situation and need to alter the course of your life, treat yourself like someone you want to help.

It’s typically easier to give advice to someone else than to take our own advice.

So treat yourself like someone you want to help. Make an objective list of possible ways to achieve your goal or eliminate a threat and stick with it.

Culture matters

The culture you embrace will determine everything you achieve in life.

Quite broadly, there are two cultures in all of humanity. There’s the top-bottom culture that enshrines a pecking order and there’s an flat-network culture that encapsulates egalitarianism.

While the former focuses on power, the other focuses on efficiency, and it doesn’t matter the sphere in which you find yourself—political, social or industrial—culture matters


Hope is such an underrated word if you introspect. It means, to expect.

We don’t experience certain things because we don’t expect them to occur in our lives.

And that’s the essence of our humanity. We can choose to be hopeful or hopeless. It’s a power. Use it.