Superficial Set of Standards

When you want to get good at something, everybody explains you that you need to meet society's superficial standards. Society has set of standards which defines what you should be like to be successful at something. There are basically two superficial standards which we desperately try to fulfill. We have believed that those two superficial…

Remove Social Conditioning

Anything that's second-hand experience, which we are led to believe by other people is called social conditioning. From the time we came to this earth till now, we have been socially conditioned. There's first hand experience and second-hand experience. When you learn something through your own reference experience, that's the first hand experience. You know…

Burn Your Boats

While you commit on anything, burn your boats. Burning boats means to do something that makes it impossible for you to change your plans and go back to the situation you were in before. Some stories: A general sailed over to an enemy country with his army. While the army slept, he burned the ships down.…

It Will Fade Away Eventually

I suddenly joined 6 day meditation course while reading "The Power of Now". I took the course two years ago as well. This time I had specific purpose for taking the course. I wanted to stop my mind from wandering and thinking. My mind was thinking on auto-pilot. I figured that out while reading "The…

It’s Difficult to Come Back

Last week, I joined a 6 day happiness course. It was intense and fun. I was solely focused on it. I didn't do anything except for stuff relating to that course. Which means, I didn't write, speak on camera, program, move projects forward, etc. I did nothing. I was solely focused on that course because…

Dedication and Love Towards Work

Most of the time, I work just to get my work done. I measure time to complete the work and then track my time. It's always just to complete the work. I compete with myself to get my work done faster than before. It's always a chore for me. Wake up, do this, after you…

You Are You

We notice people suicide when the stock market crashes. It's because their sense of reality is the stock market. They view themselves as a part of stock market and if it collapses, their sense of reality is gone. And it doesn't make sense to live in this world when their core sense of reality is…

Forgot? Forget! Keep Going

"Forgot? Forget! Keep Going" is a rule I use while I establish new habits. Habits need consistency to build up. At the initial stage of forming habit, we usually don't miss any days. But as time builds up, motivation fades away and we slowly start to move away from our habit building goal. During this period,…

Not Writing for Fame

I don't do aggressive promotion of my blog posts. The chances of people finding my blog posts are pretty low. I don't care about that, though. I'm writing this for myself, to improve life of people who read it, to improve my writing, and finally improve myself as a whole. I know I have written…

Afraid of Success

What's the worst thing that can happen? Travel and end up in North Korean Jail? Limited water, limited food, limited life and plain struggle? But I'm not afraid of that. I'm afraid of instant success, luck and gratification. What if I'll win a million dollar and everyone around will love me, give me everything I…