Perfectionism, Burnout, and Finishing What You Start

I don’t know about you, but I love to start new projects. It’s almost like a high I get from some drug. I see the whole world through a different lens. It’s not just me that feels inspired. Everything looks different to me. Anything seems doable. At first when you begin a new writing project… Continue reading Perfectionism, Burnout, and Finishing What You Start

When Should You Abandon a Project?

Trusting the process means being willing to let go when things change. Major life skills highlighted in this article: Willingness rather than willfulness. Applying yourself to the hilt while remaining receptive and adaptable. Checking in with your deepest values. Being real. Equanimity. Discerning when committing to something means redoubling your effort and when it means… Continue reading When Should You Abandon a Project?

If You’re Blocked, Defeat Your Inner Know-It-All

My inner know-it-all is a big obstacle for me. Maybe you can relate. When something new comes up, I want to be first to know. I have an insatiable need to figure things out. When I’m the first to blurt out the answer and everyone else notice, my inner know-it-all smiles. I hate to feel… Continue reading If You’re Blocked, Defeat Your Inner Know-It-All

The Habit that Blocks You from Finishing What You Start

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 nearly everyone in that he… Continue reading The Habit that Blocks You from Finishing What You Start

Abolish All Trace of Toxic Small-Mindedness

Set your goals high [bctt tweet=”Thinking too small, we miss the juiciest opportunities and fail to engage our creative fire.”] 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… Continue reading Abolish All Trace of Toxic Small-Mindedness

Writer’s Block: Needing to be Clever

I want to share an embarrassing story from my life because it’s a good illustration about how the philosophy of freewriting changed everything for me. When I was young, I was shy and reserved. Quiet. Withdrawn. I was richly imaginative, but I didn’t know how to relate with other people. I never took the initiative,… Continue reading Writer’s Block: Needing to be Clever

What stops you from finishing what you start?

I’m a recovering project-aholic. I take on more tasks than I can finish. There are a lot of factors to this. Here’s one of the big ones: Being busy is an excuse for not finishing what I’m working on. Maybe you can relate. When the going gets tough, part of me seeks out the path… Continue reading What stops you from finishing what you start?