Time. It’s a precious commodity that no one ever seems to have enough of. This past weekend, I had the unexpected luxury of a bonus hour. If you live in North America, you are probably thinking it’s no big deal because you also enjoyed an additional hour. But my extra hour was special because it wasn’t repayment of an hour I had previously lost. Allow … Continue reading How would you spend a bonus hour?
Hello my fellow bloggers and blog-lovers! If you’re new here, welcome, and if you’ve been around for awhile, welcome back. You can call me Elle, or by my pen name E.L. Jayne, and I’m one of the writers here on the talented team at Pointless Overthinking. This winter I was accepted into my top choice for a graduate program to study Philosophy & Economics in … Continue reading On Writing Down Your Goals
Towards the end of the 19th century, a group of economists from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland studied the social inequalities in Europe. By analysing the tax data of several European countries, they found out that in each of them about 20% of the population owned 80% of the wealth. Today is even worse, but this is another story. This discovery was a real … Continue reading Do You Know the Pareto’s Principle?
I have two images of wealth in my mind. One looks like what most people envision. A lavish lifestyle, a big plastic mansion, a luxury yacht, 8 sports cars… You get it. Then there is this second image. In this picture, there is a place called home. It’s quaint, rustic. Filled with messy, silly, somewhat annoying children. There are a lot of friends and family nearby. … Continue reading The Two Paths to Wealth
Billy Osogo Hello September! It’s the ninth month of the year! Three more months and 2021 is a wrap! I know it’s been one heck of a year already! What with the mutating variants of COVID-19, what with the weather, what with the economy! We often set our goals for the year early in January. One of my goals was to read 60 books by … Continue reading HELLO SEPTEMBER!
I had an ulterior motive last week when I asked what advice you would give your former self if you could go back in time. Truthfully I’m at something of a crossroads in my own life. I have a difficult decision to make and I’m not sure what my next step should be. It got me thinking, if only my future self could come back … Continue reading 9 Pieces Of Indispensable Life Advice From Your Future Self
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – HOWARD THURMAN (SOURCE: THE LIVING WISDOM OF HOWARD THURMAN: A VISIONARY FOR OUR TIME) I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘what do you mean the ONLY THING the world needs from me?! The world demands EVERYTHING from me!!!’ ‘It … Continue reading The Only Thing The World Needs From You
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho I have forever had this idea of myself that I don’t finish what I start. I have had this belief that I get really excited about things at the start of something but then I just sort of fizzle out. I carry this self defeating belief with … Continue reading Achieving Impossible Goals
If I could start all over again, I’d only focus on my body being strong. The hell with the numbers. If I could start all over again, I’d go into meetings with confidence. I have a right to be here. If I could start all over again, I’d make more time for reading. For crafting. For being in bed. If I could start all over … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Starting Over.
Hi everyone, I hope everyone is doing good! Today’s topic is patience with personal development. It is sort of a follow-up to my post last week about forming routines. I am patient with people. If someone is misbehaving, I don’t react (warnings aside) because I know that everyone makes mistakes on their way to better themselves. Yet, I am not patient with my own development. … Continue reading Patience with Self
While writing these lines I’m fighting the thought of giving in to some junk food or to stick with my self-imposed diet since I feel the need to lose some weight. The temptation is huge, but I’m constantly reminding myself to stick to the plan! So I need to sacrifice this impulse so I can get a step closer to my goal. This made me … Continue reading Is Sacrifice always required?
Have you ever wonder if letting your mind free to whatever it wants it is helpful or not? Is there a line between helpful and hurtful? Studies show some interesting results. It seems that our daydreaming process interferes with our goals, but not how you’d expect. The daydreaming process has multiple aspects and influences different parts of our life, including the way we perform in … Continue reading Daydreaming: Helpful or Hurtful?
First of all, I want to thank you for reading this. I know how important your time is and I really appreciate you spend some of it reading my post. Each of our lives is so important and unique that we cannot afford to spend any second of it on things that can’t help us or the people around us one way or another. … Continue reading Why is it so important to have a goal?
Hi there! Hope everyone is doing good! Today, I am going to sort of follow up on my last post on peace with past, which you can read here if you have not already. One of the main motivation points that got me into the process of making peace with my past was that I wanted to live in the now. I had noticed that I … Continue reading Peace with Future
Lately, my life got very busy and I started to ignore the goals I’ve set to myself. Because of it, I did a quick search here, on PO, because I know I wrote something about goals a while back. This post reminded that we can do anything and everything we set our mind to (the original post can be found here). “According to Brian … Continue reading A way to achieve any goal – Reblog
It’s 2019 and for the most part, people have already made their head up about the new-years resolutions and goals they are going to get after this year. And that’s exactly why I feel like I need to put up my finger and say something… Something I feel like needs to be known by people before they decide to hit the gym six times a … Continue reading Forget Your Goals. Try This Instead…
Brian Tracy is a dude very goal oriented and he helped tons of people with his books about this and about how important our mindset is for the quality of our life. Since his techniques are very useful for many people, I want to share with you one of his techniques about how we can figure out which one of our goals is the … Continue reading Wanna set a better goal?
According to Brian Tracy there is a seven steps plan for establishing and achieving any goal. In his book Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, he talks about and describes each of those steps. Decide exactly what you want Oh boy, this doesn’t start that good. It makes perfect sense for this to be the first step, but the question is: do we … Continue reading A way to achieve any goal
I think I should’ve started with this, but better late than never. Ok, so what made me start this blog? In the beginning, my intention was to use writing as a way to escape the real world, but in my journey through my thoughts I found out that it’s a great way to take a step back and to look at everything from different … Continue reading My WHY
We’re living in a world where money rule everything. If you have enough, you can do almost whatever you want… you can have a better house, a better phone, a better car, a better healthcare, better education and so on. Even though we know that we can have a better life with money, do we know how to treat them? Do we see them … Continue reading Money – Goal or Resource