perfectionism as a tool

A lot of people seem to struggle with perfectionistic tendencies. If you’re aiming for perfection, it can get harder to start a project because you can sense how much work it will take to achieve that perfect vision in your mind. One solution is to start viewing perfectionism as a tool that we can selectivelyContinue reading “perfectionism as a tool”

5 ways to make reading books easier for yourself

1. 🤔Why? Why do you want to read books anyway these days? Is it because you want to learn a specific skill like cooking? Then don’t feel guilty about not being able to make time for other books. Is it because you want to get lost in a fantasy world and escape real life forContinue reading “5 ways to make reading books easier for yourself”

how to discover your talent – what you were born to do

Note. This post is an English-translated summary of a lecture video by Professor Qasim Ali Shah, who is a personal development trainer from Pakistan. I will link the video at the end of this article. Here are 7 key things that can help you identify your talent: 1. The work that you were made toContinue reading “how to discover your talent – what you were born to do”

đź“™Reflection: Laziness Does Not Exist (Pt. 1) – The “Not Enough” Disease

Browsing through books to read, this title caught my attention. It’s a relatively recent book, published in January 2021 by a social psychologist. For Kim, who taught me that if a person’s behaviour doesn’t make sense, it’s because I’m missing a piece of their context. Dedication Few words from the introduction: I have a reputaionContinue reading “đź“™Reflection: Laziness Does Not Exist (Pt. 1) – The “Not Enough” Disease”

14 things I learned about personal growth, goal-setting, & systems in 2021

Part 1 – dealing with tough times, emotions, the health of the mind, and one’s sense of self (#1-11) Part 2 – people, relationships, existence, & love (#12-20) This is Part 3 of 3 of 2021 lessons – personal growth, goals, and systems (#21-33) 🧠 On developing a growth mindset 21. Growth mindset can comeContinue reading “14 things I learned about personal growth, goal-setting, & systems in 2021”

why trying and failing is highly valuable

Failure can be disappointing, no question about it. When you don’t meet your own expectations, you might feel like dejectedly letting go of your aspirations and settling in. But there is one specific reason why trying out something and failing at it is highly valuable. Short Answer: Experience. Long Answer: When you are trying outContinue reading “why trying and failing is highly valuable”

đź“™Reflection: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Overview Recently I picked up this book from my library’s recommended list. I had heard of the 5 love languages before and there is also a related online quiz you can take to find out your love language. The main idea is that people have the deep need to feel loved by their closest, andContinue reading “đź“™Reflection: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman”

how loving others helps you accept yourself (and vice versa)

If you go online and look at what things can help you increase inner peace in your life, you will come across the concept of self-love. The idea is that the more you love, accept, and believe in yourself, the more resilient you become in dealing with life’s challenges. However, there is another side ofContinue reading “how loving others helps you accept yourself (and vice versa)”

why it helps to set “lazy goals”

Short answer: Consistency Long answer: After experimenting with goal-setting and habit maintenance for a few years, I’ve realized the importance of setting some goals that are as lazy and as small as you can make them be. The reason is that we are human beings instead of machines. Some days we might not be feelingContinue reading “why it helps to set “lazy goals””

a quick reflection on the writing process (pt. 4)

It has been 10 months since I first started writing this blog. And so far I’ve published 50 posts. ✍️Here are some things I’ve been noticing at this point in my writing journey: 1. Hesitancy due to idealism/ perfectionism Recently I started noticing how I had a lot of ideas in my mind, but itContinue reading “a quick reflection on the writing process (pt. 4)”