Tag Archives: motivation

The boring delight of discipline

Yesterday, I wrote about how the secret sauce to success is discipline, not motivation. It’s a surprising insight. After all, we’re schooled to believe that you have to have a crazed fit of inspiration to achieve outstanding, jaw-dropping outcomes. This … Continue reading

Posted in buddhism, Habit change, human behaviour | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Discipline, not motivation

On my Instagram feed, I follow Kayla Itsines, an HIIT fitness guru from Adelaide, Australia. She’s incredible in many ways – she’s in her 20s and already has a global cult following. Women across all ages do her fitness regimen … Continue reading

Posted in Habit change | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fresh starts

Fresh starts. We all seek them, especially around new year’s. It’s now July, and some of us, steeling our nerves, will be revisiting those new year’s resolutions we made so fervently and passionately on 1 January. So how’re we doing … Continue reading

Posted in Habit change | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In praise of procrastination

Sometimes, you have to sink in order to rise. There must be some physics law to this effect. It certainly is the case in life. You hear about it quite a bit – rising from the ashes, soaring stars after … Continue reading

Posted in human behaviour | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting started on those lofty resolutions

As the year draws to an end, I like to reflect on how the year went and what I want to accomplish in the upcoming new year. Last weekend, I wrote down that I wanted to write more, with more … Continue reading

Posted in human behaviour | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment