Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘success’

Sunday Snippet: Mike Dooley

October 9th, 2016

“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.” The normal, the mundane and the mediocre typically don’t make for particularly compelling entertainment. To this end, it’s no […]

Recognition, Validation and a Feeling of Importance

July 12th, 2016

I don’t remember exactly where I first heard this story and I’ve likely shared it on this blog before, but it’s worth mentioning again. A man can be seen walking around a shopping complex with a parking stub in his hands and a confused or troubled look on his face. The attendant at the information […]

Sunday Snippet: Elaine Lui (and Her Mom)

July 10th, 2016

“And her answer all the time was, ‘Why do you need to prepare for the good things that happen? They’re good. They won’t hurt you. Do you need advance notice for the arrival of happiness? Or would you rather have advance notice of the hard times? My job is to prepare you for the hard […]

On the Directionality of Progress, Success and Happiness

June 21st, 2016

We all want to be happy, whatever that means. If you boil down all of life’s struggles and aspirations, it really just comes down to happiness. That’s the ultimate end goal and everything else is just a means to that end. You seek happiness through home ownership. You seek happiness through a successful career. You […]

Water the Flower or Cultivate the Field?

April 7th, 2016

I’ve been busy catching up with the world of podcasts lately, getting productive with Mike Vardy and wrestling nostalgia with Chris Jericho. On a recent episode of Canadaland, the conversation turned to public arts funding. With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dedicated to supporting the arts, the question arose as to how this money could be […]

The One Life Skill That Changes Everything

January 19th, 2016

As you make your way through school and progress through your career, the hope is that you will continue to acquire all sorts of skills and gain all sorts of knowledge. By learning how to touch type, you’re able to write documents far more quickly than if you had to spend the whole time staring […]

Sunday Snippet: Shawn Achor on Success and Happiness

October 25th, 2015

“Every time your brain has a success, you just changed the goalpost of what success looked like. You got good grades, now you have to get better grades, you got into a good school and after you get into a better one, you got a good job, now you have to get a better job, […]

Sunday Snippet: Bobby Scar on Potential

October 18th, 2015

“Potential is one of those words that is a double-edged sword… You never want to be the player with potential for too long.” Even though I don’t really have the chance to play video games as often as I once did, I still watch a lot of video games online. In particular, I am and […]