Why Your New Habits Fail and How to Fix Them

What is a better predictor of overall life success – intelligence or willpower? If we aren’t talking about taking math tests than willpower wins ten times out of ten. While someone might be hyper intelligent, they might not necessarily have the willpower to develop successful habits. It’s those people with the willpower to continue regardless of ...

9 Ways To Be More Original And Live a Better Life

“The hallmark of originality is rejecting the default and exploring whether a better option exists.” Adam Grant We often equate originality with being the first to do something, having a unique talent or ability that no one else possesses and most importantly, not copying others. The first two are realistic but the third is seriously flawed. Everything ...

Sometimes Quitting Is the Best Choice

In 1956, the British Supersonic Transport Aircraft Committee met in England to discuss the building of the most ambitious and epic aircraft ever to be produced – The Concorde. The Concorde was a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner.  Its tested maximum speed was an astonishing 1,354 MPH, which is twice the speed of sound.  It held 92-128 ...

How To Be Lucky

Abraham Wald is certainly a name you aren’t familiar with. He was a Jewish mathematician who escape Nazi Germany. Wald eventually got a job at the Center for Naval Analyses, where he became an unforgettable hero. He didn’t fight on the front lines or jump on any grenades, instead he used math. Abraham Wald – Source: ...

Principles of Extreme Focus

I used to be so hyperactive and talkative that my mom’s favorite game to play with me was called- See how long you can hold your breathe. Like an stupid overly excited ball fetching golden retriever I was always ready to play this game. Luckily for my mom this provided a brief respite from my incessant talking and ...

How Fear Hijacks Your Brain and How to Stop It

Monsters, the dark, that weird old man down the street, boogers, girls/boys, needles, broccoli, the attic, the basement and of course; homework. These are just some of the things that we’ve all been scared of as children. Slowly these fears innocently warp into more pervasive worries. Like Being a total failure in life, living an unfulfilled life, being ...

The Man Who Lived in a Cave and How to Live Forever

Meet Michel Siffre. Unless you are an avid spelunker or a chronobiologist (scientists who study the biology of time) you probably haven’t heard of this man. In the summer of July 1962, he descended into a subterranean cavern to study how his biological rhythms would be affected by living in a world “beyond time”. He was equipped ...