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Have you ever done morning affirmations? Like, “I’m awesome, I’m awesome, I’m awesome, ad infinitum”? I have. I don’t believe they work. And I’m not alone in this belief, scientists have done experiments that demonstrate that affirmations not only do not help you but that they actually have the power to make you feel worseContinue reading “Affirmations Don’t Work, Do This Instead”
“Character is destiny” — Heraclitus I took a really big guy to climb Iztaccihuatl in Mexico a while ago, I’m a mountain guide. The guy looked like a Viking. As we were gearing up, he asked me how cold the mountain got at the summit. He wanted to know if he needed to carry extra layers. IContinue reading “Careful With Your Choices”
Don’t let the force of an impression when it first hits you knock you off your feet. Just say to it: ‘Hold on a moment; let me see who you are and what you represent. Let me put you to the test.’ — Epictetus I don’t know what I’m doing with my life. So far, I believeContinue reading “Why Practice Objectivity, And How”