What do you want? A simple question, or so it seems; but how often have you silently sat, and pondered what it truly is that you desire? Do you know, well, shit, I don't even know; how can one even know? Well, it seems that in life we use one thing as a reference to … Continue reading What do you want?
I've been toxic lately. I'm not trying to, or going to excuse my behaviour. I was wrong, I feel guilty and I feel painfully self aware of my own toxic tendencies. I have to forgive myself though, because I know this is just the external manifestation of internal pain. Still, no excuse for my behaviour; … Continue reading My Confession.
One. To grow, the Human animal requires a change of perception, a change of behaviour; our growth is predicated on the ingestion of new ideas, ideas that change our perception, which, in turn, changes our behaviour. We ingest ideas in the form of the media to which we are exposed; Advertisements, television, Netflix, YouTube, Instagram, … Continue reading The Social Brain.
Receiving feedback is difficult; no matter how it's delivered. Feedback reveals to us our fallibility, our tenderness, it casts a spotlight upon our errors., and this hurts. It hurts because we immediately become self-conscious, and the light of admiration under which we place ourselves, dims slightly. We realise that we weren't shining as bright as … Continue reading Receiving feedback.
Once I was obsessed with movement, in the truest sense; my mind danced the cha-cha with dreams of success. Tense, pent up energy, manifesting as movement, moving around, searching for something outside of myself to soothe the existential dread. I believed that I was not enough, and to become enough I must become successful, for then, I … Continue reading The life simplified.
Your mind cannot be trusted. Once upon a time, I used to be a worm. Undeveloped, fragile, arrogant and depressed. I was a maggot. Nobody wanted to be near me, and hell, I didn't even want to be near myself. Attempted suicides, an erratic mind and no hope; I had nothing going for me, til' … Continue reading Your mind cannot be trusted.
People often think that success occurs at a singular point in time, as if it were an elevator; a sudden causal event on which all responsibility rests. This can't be further from the truth. The same can be said for the descent into hell; not a cliff, but a slow descent into fire and brimstone. … Continue reading Life is but a moment.
Whilst travelling in India, I had the realisation that I was going to uproot my entire life and move to Wollongong. Why? Well, I was already a relatively disciplined and focused person, however, I felt like my environment, physical and social, were not aligned with what I wanted to achieve in my life. My mental … Continue reading Exploring the Human Environment
The thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that you possess toward a task, objective or goal subconsciously influence the outcome of that event. If you begin a task with the mindset that you will not succeed or that you are not good enough, these thoughts will influence the degree of effort you apply, and the level of pain … Continue reading Mindset matters.
The boy raises his hand in response to the teacher's question. The boy answers. Swiftly, the teacher responds "incorrect!". Silence befalls the room. His peers snigger. Children...(Dunning–Kruger effect). -------------------------------------------------------- Why do you flee from incorrectness, as if it were fire? What properties does incorrectness possess that are undesirable or harmful? Perhaps..."It is embarrassing to be … Continue reading Embrace failure.