Confidence is the Key to True Beauty
Confidence, when it is born of humility, grace, and tireless diligence, is the greatest quality any human being can have. That is the truest beauty. The idea of beauty is often hotly debated in the media, especially when it comes to things like PhotoShopping and body shaming. But, the deeper issue is that natural beauty […]
What is True Success?
You may believe success lies in getting results. Believe it or not, success is not always about winning. Success comes from doing your best. But, that doesn’t mean that you have to be the best in your field to succeed. It means you just to be the best at what you are best at doing. […]
The Quest for Immortality Never Ends in Eternal Life
Immortality is a human impossibility, at least as far as eternal youth in life is concerned. Even then, for millennia people have sought out the Fountain of Youth or whatever will bring them perpetual youth in the mortal world. But, what purpose does a life without death have? Our own realization of death’s imminence forces […]
Is Spanglish A Real Language?
What is Spanglish? Is it its own language, or rather something of a bridge between English and Spanish, constantly in flux? Spanglish is often considered a pidgin, a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages. But, there is no one definite version of Spanglish. It is not so much a language with […]
What I Learned About Self-Discovery from “Heart of Darkness”
It has long been my particular fear of not being received well as a writer. No doubt, it’s the worst kind of fear that a prolific writer can have. As I found my own writing growing dense, I worried I’d get to a point where no one would understand what I had to say but […]
Humility May Not Mean What You Think
What do you believe it means to be humble? I’ve always believed humility means being modest and respectful to others without trying to impose one’s own world views and opinions on others. But, whereas it seems many people seem to think that to be humble means always being self-effacing or submissive, I don’t think that’s […]
When the Well Runs Dry
When the well runs dry and you’re thirsty for inspiration, find a new watering hole. Find a new stream, river, lake or pond to sit by and ponder. When the train of thought runs out of steam, and you’re running on fumes, you may need a better fuel. The one you’re using may be too […]
When Are You “Good Enough” to Be Self-Reliant?
Ultimately, the goal of any self-improvement exercise should be to become self-reliant. While human beings need other humans to be truly happy, one must be self-reliant to not have to always depend on others for everything. Sure, no one lives in a vacuum. The concept of self-reliance is really more about being able to stand […]
Thinking Too Deeply Can Make You Insane
“One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” – Nikola Tesla Have you ever thought too deeply about something? I certainly have. Doing so can drive you mad. Sometimes, you have to learn to step away from things before you can make any real progress. As Nikola […]
Don’t Ask Why, Ask “Why Not?”
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” – Pablo Picasso I’ve asked myself that second question a lot. I always like to think about things in the sense of potential. Therefore, it makes sense to my mind to project my thoughts towards making the […]