Love Your Fate

‘Amor Fati’ is a Latin phrase that translates as ‘love of one’s fate’. It’s used to describe an attitude towards life in which you see everything that happens, including loss and suffering, as good or at the very least necessary. Instead of just accepting or complaining about what we experience in life, we must love everything that happens to us.

Reward Yourself Regularly

Through the work of B.F. Skinner and Operant Conditioning theory (1983), we’ve learnt that behaviour is more likely to be repeated if you positively reward yourself for doing it. If you want to change something in your life or form a new habit, then reward yourself for doing it. No matter how small the behaviour is, if you reward yourself for it then it will be more easily repeated next time.

All You Need To Do Is Ask

We often want things to happen in our lives but we rarely find ourselves actually asking for it. We just sort of hope that others will offer it to us or read our minds. We avoid asking out of fear of rejection and looking silly. More often than not, if we just ask for what we want we may actually get it.

When You’re Up Against It…Just Do Something

You have a dream or a goal that you’re working towards; then life happens. You suddenly become busy, obstacles get in the way, work is long, your home life is hectic. When this happens it’s always easy for your standards to slip. But…you can always do something; anything. It doesn’t matter how big or small, brilliant or awful, just keep up that momentum.

Who’s Part Of Your Team?

Do you have a team that’s routing for you? A team that’s been assembled to push you and help you achieve your goals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis? If not, then learn from the best and start to assemble your own team of experts; your crew; your wolf-pack.

You Want to be a Writer? Then Write.

What is it that you want to do? Write, sing, act, dance? Well do you have a regular practice where you do these things? If no, then how on Earth do you expect to become who you want to become? You’ve got to get started on the path!

The Alchemist: Turn Metal into Gold

My favourite book, ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho is an inspiring story about how to live your personal legend and find your treasure. It’s inspirational, and provides plenty of teachings to help you live out your dreams. Here’s some of my key takeaways from the story.