Growing up in a traditional Mexican home, I was presented with death at a very early age. Some might take this to mean I saw gruesome and vile things. In reality, I just went to a lot of funerals. Plenty of extended family members, plenty of older members of that extended family. A 4:00 AM…… Continue reading You are going to die, I promise.
I’m relatively new to the stoicism game but was pleasantly surprised to find that in action, my life is already better. I woke up to this morning to six emails, in Spanish, thanking me for my enrollment in six different courses from the website Udemy. Bizarre, as I haven’t purchased anything from Udemy. On top…… Continue reading Letting go of control
There is a harsh truth that hits like a ton of bricks once you find it. We, as humans, spend so much time researching, reading, plotting, thinking, and speaking about the things we want to do. Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.Marcus Aurelius – Meditations Things we…… Continue reading I found the shortcut you’ve been looking for.
You met your goal! Good job. What’s your next goal?
Stop trying to copy someone else, that’s already been done. Be yourself, no one has done that before.
Guess what? Worrying won’t help you with a damn thing.
You know that thing you’ve been wanting to do? The easiest way to do it is to start doing it.
Expect nothing from anyone and you’ll never be disappointed.
I was nine years old and heard a phrase that would stick with me for (what has been so far) the entirety of my life. “Luck is for the ill-prepared.” It sounded so strong, confident, and intense. It came from the mouth of one of the baddest men on the planet. Arnold Schwarzenegger. This also…… Continue reading Luck is for the ill-prepared…
For several years in my professional career I recycled a joke to state how I had made it to where I was in life. “I’ve just failed my way upwards!” This was used as a way to explain away the feeling of not actually knowing how to do anything. As far as I was aware,…… Continue reading Fail your way upwards