To thine own self be true


Polonius: This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee! Laertes: Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord. Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82   This is anContinue reading “To thine own self be true”

5 Ways of Stopping Negative Thoughts


Everyone struggles and fights with negativity at some point in life. The negativity breeds insecurity, irritation, low self-esteem, low motivation and eventually depression. Negativity affects productivity and sense of self-worth. Sometimes negativity breeds from the environment we are in. Other times, it emanates from people close to us who think that were are not goodContinue reading “5 Ways of Stopping Negative Thoughts”

Circumstances versus Choices


To sail  against the wind you have to make choices that go against the circumstances. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey   Most of the times it feels good to flow with the wind but sometimes you have to sail against the wind. YouContinue reading “Circumstances versus Choices”

5 ways of increasing work productivity


  Prioritize important tasks At the commencement of each day, ensure that you have a list of tasks that are important and urgent. Ensure that priority is given to most important task that will have most outcome or influence on your goals. Prioritizing helps to identify most important tasks in order to do those tasksContinue reading “5 ways of increasing work productivity”

How to attain what you think is unattainable  


1. Believe that there will always be a possible path. What you think is attainable is just a function of what you know at the moment. Once you start your pursuit you will learn a lot especially if you triangulate with others. Paths that you had never seen will become clearer. 2. Create great expectationsContinue reading “How to attain what you think is unattainable  “

10 things not to pursue


There are things that one should not actively pursue or out more effort on them because they are subject to the laws of diminishing returns. This means that the more one puts effort to pursue the lesser the returns or the lesser the rewards. This is “The Backwards Law” which has been explained in chapterContinue reading “10 things not to pursue”

Light tomorrow with today


   “Light tomorrow with today” Elizabeth B. Browning   Tomorrow depends on today. What you do today not only impacts today but consequences of today will be experienced tomorrow. Much pain that is experienced today is mostly a consequence of actions done yesterday. Resolve to take actions that will lead to better tomorrow. Gather theContinue reading “Light tomorrow with today”

Personal responsibility


According to Pereboom (2014) the personal responsibility is the capacity of the individual to make choices and dictate their actions and subsequently influence the consequences and experiences encountered in their lives. It is the willingness or readiness to be held accountable for one’s action or inaction because the individual is in control of personal actionsContinue reading “Personal responsibility”

How to be more optimistic at the start of the year


To have a fascinating start of the year one must have optimism. Optimism is seeing the better and the bright side of life. Successful optimists tend to be more include towards viewing the good things that are happening in their lives which empowers them to be more productive and focused than pessimists. The following areContinue reading “How to be more optimistic at the start of the year”