If you received everything you wanted right at this moment, would you be ready for it?

The problem with wanting it now is that we’re overlooking the importance of the…

Don’t be like most people who panic sell when the market suffers a downturn.

Also, don’t be like most people who stop short of success.

Optimism is practical. Things eventually…

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We tend to hate things that made a bad first impression on us. And if given the appropriate opportunity, we can fall in love with with the things we hate

In undergrad, I started out taking remedial mathematics classes because my high school mathematics scores were terrible. By the time I finished undergrad, I’d taken, and scored high, in every required mathematics class for my engineering degree, including differential equations(my favorite).

I’ve always loved engineering but I hated math — until I was fortunate to get a professor that made it exciting to learn.

I also hated public speaking. Speaking…

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What we believe has a massive impact on the outcomes we get in life.

A strongly held belief is the model through which we operate.

And I think the strongest held beliefs lies within our subconscious mind.

Because we have these strongly held, covert beliefs, we should learn everyday.

Not just superficial learning but deep learning that convicts us — shakes us at the roots of what we think we know.

This kind of learning consistently allows for us to update our schema of the world — essentially integrating what works and discarding what doesn’t.

But it doesn’t stop there.

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I read the four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz back when I was twenty-five years old.

It was a simple, but empowering book.

Don Miguel Ruiz laid out four simple, but difficult, agreements.

  1. Be impeccable with your word.
  2. Don’t take anything personally.
  3. Don’t make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.

Of all of these agreements, “always do your best,” stood out to me.

I thought to myself: “All the others are damn near impossible. But I can do number four.” Don Miguel Ruiz said:

“Under any circumstances, always do your best, no more and no less. But keep in mind that…

I hate to break it to you but not all barriers to entry are man made.

When you want to be good at something, be around others that are good…


I write at the intersection of self-improvement, psychology and leadership development from the perspective of a union steward. | byanthonyboyd.com

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