March 2018

“Just be confident.”


Never works, does it? No matter how hard you try, you can't "just" be confident. Confidence is a consequence of success. If things go your way over and over again, you can trust they'll go [...]


Lead by instinct


Using reason to suppress instinct seems to inevitably lead to "catastrophic system failure". Especially because reason is rarely so critical and independent as you might like to think. It's heavily influenced by your parents, teachers, [...]


Don’t be a sheep


To what extent are you willing to rise above and beyond the herd mentality, knowing full well that you'll be dragged down and criticized for it? The herd doesn't want you to stand out, doesn't [...]


The dark side of human nature


Envy. Malice. Jealousy. Cruelty. Evil. All a part of human nature. All a part of you. There's no point denying it, and you have no ability to hide from it. The only thing you can [...]


February 2018

Clickbait must die


Since we have a seemingly endless amount of information, relevancy and curation have become more important than ever. Matching someone with the facts, insights and ideas they're looking for is miles better than spamming as [...]


January 2018

Face your fears, by your own choice


How many times did you get held back by your fears or weaknesses, only to finally pull yourself together, face them, and realize they're easier to overcome than you thought? You're stronger than you think. [...]


December 2017

Black and white


Yes or no. Right or wrong. True or false. All or nothing. Us or them. Black and white thinking is easy. It's lazy, but it's quick. No need to think too much, no need to [...]


Who do you compare yourself with?


It's easy to look at someone else's life and get jealous. It might seem like they live the perfect life and you're way behind. But how much do you really know about them? You can't [...]

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