This exercise will only take about fifteen minutes but it’s guaranteed to make your day.
It involves spending a few minutes now to write a letter that will get delivered to yourself in the future.
Think of it as an electronic time capsule. A secret message you can send into … Read more
One of the most powerful freewriting exercises I know of is also the most straightforward.
The exercise is for finding your life goals and developing a plan for achieving them.
Why use freewriting?
Freewriting is a way of writing that gets around the common blocks and mental barriers. Because you … Read more
I like to set impossible goals and impossible expectations.
Partly because it’s inspiring to achieve what was previously believed to be impossible.
Huge goals are impressive.
The shadow side of this tendency is to set impossible expectations because it leads to a kind of failure that supports my negative beliefs.… Read more
1. Write in uninterrupted stints
The word to emphasize there is “uninterrupted.” Interruptions include other people, outside obligations, and… yourself.
If you want to get something done with your writing, it’s necessary to actually do the writing. Sounds really simple, doesn’t it?
Well, that’s why it’s a really good idea … Read more
He knows himself greatly who never opposes his geniusWilliam Blake
I’m writing today to see if I can add something to the ongoing discussions people have around goal setting and achievement.
I’m basing this post on my own experience of pursuing various goals at various stages. I have experienced … Read more
“If asked whether I ever knew among the intellectual, a happy man, Blake would be the only one who would immediately occur to me.”-Some guy who knew William Blake
I hope that when you reach your deathbed you will have the opportunity to look back at a life lived … Read more
At least for today, give this a shot:
Let go of all your stinkin’ bigshot goals.
Completely let go. Drop ’em.
Ah. There now. That feels better. Spacious. Now you have room to breathe. What should you do with this beautiful blank slate?
Let’s see what happens when you invite … Read more
How to max out your ability to follow through
Everybody wants something in life. Very few people are making their visions a reality.
I would say that Elon Musk is a bonafide example of someone who is actually going after what he wants. He has big goals. He’s different from … Read more
Set your goals high
What poses as prudence or basic fundamental wisdom or practicality is often the precise thing that keeps us from getting what we want.
People say not to set your goals too high or to “underpromise and overdeliver.” “Reach for the stars and hit the moon” or … Read more
You’ve heard about the placebo effect, yeah? When people are given pills that do nothing yet they miraculously start to feel better?
The key part of the placebo effect is that the people taking them don’t know the pills do nothing. The placebo effect is about believing that they’re receiving … Read more