Forming an Unstoppable Will

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” — Victor Frankl Humans are freakish creatures, aren’t they? Think about it. We’re smart enough to argue over completely made up concepts and ideas. No other animal discusses politics or religion because they … Continue reading Forming an Unstoppable Will

Accept to Adapt

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to face ourselves.” –Victor Frankl Victor Frankl was a psychiatrist and neurologist from Austria. He survived the Holocaust, moving through Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Kaufering and Türkheim. He went on to form a new branch of psychotherapy known as logotherapy, which focuses on finding meaning in one’s life. Frankl lived through some pretty big … Continue reading Accept to Adapt

Solutions Within Problems: Part Six

“The Fates guide the person who accepts them and hinder the person who resists them.” — Cleanthes of Assos This quote summarizes… well, Stoicism as a whole.  Take the word stoic and think about its definition, ignoring the philosophy behind it. According to google, stoic is defined as follows: noun 1.a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining. The … Continue reading Solutions Within Problems: Part Six

Solutions Within Problems: Part Five

“Will is our internal power, which can never be affected by the outside world.” — Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way People let everything get to them nowadays. No, I don’t mean people get upset over everything. Getting upset or a little bit frustrated is natural. I mean people have a bad habit of letting every minor inconvenience cut to the bone … Continue reading Solutions Within Problems: Part Five

Solutions Within Problems: Part Four

“When your feelings are screaming that you’ve had enough … override that emotion with concrete logic and willpower that says one thing: I don’t stop.” — Jocko Willink, Retired Navy Seal Officer Nobody likes the over-the-top motivational speaker. It’s a good thing that this quote doesn’t exactly come from one. The last blog post went in detail on the best way of adapting to the … Continue reading Solutions Within Problems: Part Four

Solutions Within Problems: Part Three

“Under the comb, the tangle and the straight path are the same.” — Heraclitus This quote from the 500 BCE philosopher is still as important today as it was about 2,517 years ago. Why? What does it even mean? I can already imagine what some people may think — “Things are a lot harder now you know, it wouldn’t make sense for that to still … Continue reading Solutions Within Problems: Part Three

Solutions Within Problems: Part Two

“The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.” — Chuck Palahniuk, Freelance Journalist, American author, and Author of Fight Club Today’s society has something that jumbles everything up and causes panic, fear, anxiety, and overall unhappiness. That something is Media. Television, the internet, the news, phones, laptops, tablets, different branding, advertisements, huge billboards to look at while we’re driving, … Continue reading Solutions Within Problems: Part Two