How To Discover What The Hell You Want To Make Of Your Life

When I keep procrastinating on something, that can mean two things. One, the task involves something scary or too difficult: I’m too afraid or not ready. Two, my procrastination-instinct knows something that my conscious thoughts haven’t figured out yet. In cases where the second explanation is the correct one, procrastination is a signal that the thing you’re […]

You Are The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With

Take a look at this Abraham Lincoln quote and think about it: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” Whenever you set out to achieve something, it might come in handy to invest a lot in the tools that you’re going to be using. When one has a goal, one should […]

Why You Don’t Need To Read Those Productivity Guides

Productivity guides are killing me. Every day, I’m bombarded with titles like: “How to achieve your goals within THE NEXT MINUTE”. “Use my method to TRIPLE your output”. “OMG I’m SO awesome, here’s how you can become more like me”. Confession: I’m stupid enough to read them. My diagnosis: they mainly just parrot each other — the majority hardly contains interesting new information. Write-ups […]

Self-Hacking: The One Habit Separates The Successful From The Rest

My flatmates say I live like a robot. After waking up at my usual time, I take a cold shower and put on my one set of clothes (of which I own multiple copies, of course). What I eat and when I socialize, exercise, do my laundry and my groceries is similarly predetermined. And everything that’s left — studying and writing — happens according to standardized structures of place, […]