For quite a while, I have been struggling in my mind around the whole idea of sharing The Principles with others, thinking of possible ways to do it. Which language? Which form? What kind of audience? The company I work for has a participation program. All employees have a chance (or an obligation?) to contribute […]
What I would like to share with people is… freedom of thought.
We learn so many thoughts. Growing up with our family, going to school, studying through the university, taking exams, preparing for job interviews… There are a lot of norms, traditions, ways how certain groups of people speak of the life path. And sometimes it might fit us, and it boosts us forward, and it helps us to grow. Other times, and I think evolution plays a big role here, we actually feel motivated to outgrow the box where we have been raised. […]
On March 18–21 I was in Köln (Cologne, Germany) for a weekend-long meeting of German-speaking practitioners of Three Principles, which flowed and extended into a Live Your Legend meetup on the Monday evening.
Here are several key thoughts, key ideas which I take home with me from these days, these groups, this energy…
Why do you set goals?
Do you think that your life will become better in the achievement of your goal?
Do you think your goal will make you happier?
Do you think your goal will make you whole?
Look inside, and ask yourself honestly: why do YOU set goals?
And if you don’t set goals, why don’t you?
Do goals make you feel like a failure?
Do you feel that you are never going to accomplish anything?
Do you feel that putting something down as a goal makes you to lose any excitement you might have had about it?
Many people, especially at the beginning, experience a lot of difficulty with writing, putting themselves down into the ground with the questions in their mind, “Who am I to write?”, “Is what I write good enough?”, “Why would anyone be interested in reading it?”, “What is the point?”, etc. So many people experience “writer’s block”, procrastinating on their writing assignments, not being able to face the blank page, not being able to find words to express what they want as clearly as they want.
In these cases, I share my experiences with writing for LikzLife, and the insights I had that allowed me to overcome similar difficulties in the past and become a “confident writer” now.
When a conversation comes to the topic of passions, I tend to start with bringing up Mark Manson’s perspective on passions: these are not new things that you have to go for and “find”, but these are areas and activities which you have been doing throughout your life, probably in different shapes or forms…
However, such discussion about passions comes from the assumption that we all have one or more of the activities that are easy for us, while others are inherently difficult. It is a bit keen towards the idea that if we have been doing something a lot in our past, we would enjoy doing it even more in the future.