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What If It Works Out?

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When we try something new we often ask ourselves: what if things don’t work out the way I want them to work out? The answer can paralyze us. It can prevent us from taking action. Ask yourself...

Creation.

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When you create something, the most important thing is to make it an honest reflection of where you’re at in this moment of time. It doesn’t have to be your best work ever, it can be your...

Becoming More Powerful.

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Power is the ability to turn thoughts into reality. Sometimes power comes from strength, but more often it comes from resources, knowledge, skills, tools, and relationships. If you find yourself in a...

Destiny.

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Your destiny is not something that happens to you. It’s something you create. Your destiny is the direct outcome of your day-to-day actions. Don’t sit back and wait to see what life has...

Open Loops.

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Open loops are projects, problems and general things to do that haven’t been ticked off. As you go through life, open loops will present themselves to you whether you like it or not. Some might...

Limiting Beliefs.

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What you repeatedly say to yourself, becomes part of your identity. If you tell yourself you’re not good enough, you’ll feel the need to proof yourself no matter how successful you become. If you...

(R)evolve.

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Life is about evolving yourself to get one step closer to the person you want to ultimately become. Most adults get to a point in life where they stop evolving and start revolving. For the majority...

Success Lags.

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Success lags. The spot you’re in today is the culmination of the actions you’ve taken over the past years. So the question that remains is: What tiny steps can I take today, to get the...

New Horizons.

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Expanding the comfort zone is expanding your horizon. Beyond this horizon lies opportunity. Opportunity for growth, a boost in confidence, new connections. An opportunity to witness unseen beauty and...

Multitasking Is A Lie.

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Multitasking is a lie. The brain can only handle one task at the time. It can quickly switch between several tasks, which might feel like you’re doing multiple things at the same time, but it...

On Making Mistakes.

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Making a mistake once is a learning. Only when you make the same mistake repeatedly, it’s considered failure. Stop being afraid of making a mistake when trying something new. You either succeed...

Sort Your Mind Out.

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The mind is a dumping ground. It’s full of all things weird and wonderful that were perceived by the senses. The things you’ve seen, heard, felt, smelled and tasted. There is no filter...

Living A Good Life.

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What does it mean to live a good life? Everyone will have their own interpretation and I think everyone is entitled to one. In this article I’ll share you mine. As simple as it is, it took me...

I Am Here In My Mold.

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Everyone has a mold. A shell that represents how the outside world sees you. Not who you are, or who you want to be from the inside… but how the world perceives you from the outside. In order...

Lost In The Forest.

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This is for the people who feel lost, working within a larger organization. For the people who feel unseen by their superiors, and their superiors. Stop sleepwalking towards your destiny. The destiny...

Work Like A Human.

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When the search for people who are able to work like machines, changes into the search for machines who are able to work like humans… how do we make sure we’re not replaced? When our...

Creation vs Distribution.

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If you can’t market it, don’t build it. Great products and ideas seldom sell themselves. A lot of starting entrepreneurs spend most of their resources on creation, treating distribution...

Top 10%.

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Become part of the top 10% of any field as a knowledge worker, and money will enter your pockets with relative ease. The great news is… the people who are part of the top 10% right now, all...

A Life, Unlived.

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Ahhh… the untapped potential. IF I had changed my diet and started working out daily five years ago, I’d look like the statue of David right now (minus the curly hairdo and microscopic...

Hitting The Breaks.

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Sometimes you need to pause in order to go further. Stop, reflect and refuel. Coming December, allow yourself some time off, so you don’t wear yourself out. Start fresh in January. It’s...

Boredom Is A Sin.

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‘I am so bored…’ Boredom is a complete disregard for the precious life that has been given to you. Not because there’s something wrong with doing nothing or wasting time...

Anxiety.

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Anxiety does not come from thinking about the past, it comes from wanting to change it. Let the past be what it is. Anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, it comes from wanting to...

Live Life Passionately.

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What use is life, if not lived passionately? You have a fire inside of you and the purpose of life is to find out what ignites it. Life gets hard sometimes, suffocating the flames inside of you. And...

The Scientist.

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To live a good life is to live life like a scientist. To live a good life is to treat life as if it is a continuous experiment. Try new things all the time: discover a new place, immerse yourself in...

Redefining Success.

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What I used to think success looks like: Fat bank account, ripped body, climbing the career ladder, living on a tropical island, driving a Porsche, having a big following on social media. Most...

Healing.

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In many cases, healing is not about returning to the former self. It is not about returning to your state prior to your loss. More often than not, it is about finding quality of life living alongside...

Big Decisions, Made Easy.

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All decisions are big. The seemingly small decisions you make on a daily basis, will often lead you down a path that influences the next small decision, which influences the next one, etc. Whenever...

#100

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Hip hip hooray! We’re 100 blog posts in. Let’s celebrate by looking back. I reread every blog post I wrote, and selected the Wisdom For Goldfish articles I am most proud of: The SINGLE...

A Better Place.

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To make a judgement about any society, you’ll only have to look at its idols. Attention is scarce, and those who have it, are powerful. This makes it incredibly important to be thoughtful who...

Slaying Dragons.

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One of the great benefits of setting and chasing personal goals is that it makes you focus and spend energy on the challenges that matter to you. You’ll start to ignore the small battles other...

The Erosion Of Dreams.

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Normally dreams don’t just fall apart. They erode. One small bit at the time. Most people fail because they give up what they want most, for what they want now. You want to have an amazing...

Always Travel Light.

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Hoarding possessions will weigh you down when moving to another place. Hoarding financial commitments will weigh down your net income. Hoarding unfortunate events from the past and doom scenarios of...

Your Mind On A Diet.

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We’re all aware how diet has an impact on the fitness of the body. You eat fat, you get fat. You eat healthy, you get healthy. Input equals output. The same accounts for your mind. Instead of...

That’s Just Who I Am.

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‘That’s just who I am’. The famous last words of the guy who just stepped away from the responsibility to make things better for himself. I know, because I’ve been there many...

On Finding True Love.

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When looking for true love, most people look outwards. Instead, try to look for love inwards, first. How can you expect to find your soul mate, when your soul is in conflict with who you are as a...

Develop Your Gifts.

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Most people go through life never developing their gift. They do what’s necessary to pay the bills and seek for entertainment in the hours that are left over. To me, that’s not living...

On The Passing Of Time.

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Life seems endless when you’re young.  There are no worries about time slipping away, as it seems like there’s an abundance. Make no mistake, however. Even the people who were lucky enough...