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Being a CEO, or a celebrity is a sought-after state, something that is assumed to be empowering. The reality of power is quite different and shocking.
Most people dream of wealth, ...
A person of authority, power, fame and public standing is robbed of choices. He cannot explore, drift or reinvent himself. His dependence on others and responsibilities stop him from learning and growing, and his life is robbed of any self-discovery.
The powerful man is focused on survival and is a distrusting, fearful man, existing in a golden cage.
Real autonomy is the freedom to do what you want to do from the movement you get up in the morning until the time you go to bed. It is the freedom to think, to invest, to have an opinion, to spend time on an activity that we want to, and being able to redefine what success means, in our own terms.
An individual who is free to be, and is not tied to rules, obligations, people, followers, free from constraints, is truly rich and successful.
Seneca once said to Lucilius that one should acquire something that will fortify you against poverty, death, and other misfortunes.
We place a heavy emphasis on just one th...
Just because we cannot see the results of our efforts doesn't mean it isn't there. It takes longer than we'd like to see more often than not.
Even when we don't see the outcome immediately we mustn't give up because greatness takes time and that greatness is realized by small steps.
It's easy to start doing or quitting something but the challenging part is the constant continuity. If you want to start/quit doing something, start with something small just to prove to yourself that you can.
What we do is what determines who we can be and if we want to be great we have to develop the daily habits we need to become great.
The pandemic has been a radical lifestyle experiment for otherwise impossible things
Some of the best works of art have come into existence during rough and bad times, like wars and pandemics. How we respond during these times makes us realize our true potential.
We have to realize that only meaning and good can come out of this suffering and uncertainty if we do not dismiss the progress that we have made.
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