Funny; when we feel like we’re winning we describe it as being “in the groove” or “on track”. When we’re feeling loserly, we say we’re “in a rut”. They’re all the same thing. We live life in patterns. The only difference is whether or not the track, groove, or rut is traveling in the direction […]Continue reading "In The Groove? Or In a Rut?"
A quick Amazon book search yields over 60,000 results for “time management”. There’s been an annoying trend in personal development books for quite some time now: Well known CEOs of huge corporations writing about success principles. I’m annoyed by it because many of them speak in nebulous terms in order to sound intelligent and important […]Continue reading "A Couple Of Resources More Precious Than Time"
Misery loves company. These days, misery seems to be a virtue. Anti-social media has become a contest of sorts to see who can share the most disturbing or controversial news. The more complaining about how terrible everything is, the more we can relate, and the more we show we care. For some, 2020 was an […]Continue reading "2020- A Very Good Year?"
When I was 16, I read The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peal. I still have the exact copy in my library. For the next two decades or more, I read many other books and listened to many hours of lectures on having a positive outlook on life, and the power of optimism. […]Continue reading "The Power Of Negative Thinking"
Today marks a change in format for our Daily Prompts. The past 60 days have been issued from The Lyceum Method Course Journal. Today, we expand our daily prompts to include introspective practices outside of the specific structure of The Lyceum Method. -Cody Enter: Tali… Every experience, every moment has the potential to […]Continue reading "Turning Points"
I’m very new to Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Growing up in the West (and particularly the Wild West of Eastern Oregon small towns) I was under the impression that Eastern Philosophies were all about the woo-woo spiritualism. Ironically, I’m finding the principles contained in Eastern “religions” to be far more philosophically practical than most Americanized […]Continue reading "Effortless Progress"
Our livelihood has been tied to our identity for a long time. Surnames such as Baker, Smith, Cooper, Cook… literally come from the label given to some ancestor who was in fact, a baker, a smith, a cooper, a cook. The question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” might as well […]Continue reading "Identity Crisis for The Renesaince Man"
Bows and Barbells In 2017, Cody and I put together a vision board. We began with images of Israel and Italy, my Mini Cooper that needed selling, an engagement ring I had picked out, an art studio we hope to have, and a written list of all the other things we had in mind. It […]Continue reading "Bows and Barbells – beginning again"
We know. Life is hard. Change is hard. Relationships are hard. Fitness is hard. Creating wealth is hard. I think we’re making it harder than it needs to be. What if, just as a thought experiment, we don’t just assume the truth from a hustle-meme? What if we challenge the narrative that happiness and success […]Continue reading "It can all be easy."
Translating Past Struggles and Success To A New Context Through weightlifting, I’ve learned to convince myself of many things. I learned how to visualize making lifts I was about to take, I learned how to trick myself into believing whatever was on the bar was lighter than what was actually loaded… I learned […]Continue reading "Seeing is Believing, Believing is Building"