Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘success’

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 […]

Sunday Snippet: Yves Morieux on Cooperation

October 11th, 2015

“To cooperate is not a super effort, it is how you allocate your effort. It is to take a risk, because you sacrifice the ultimate protection granted by objectively measurable individual performance. It is to make a super difference in the performance of others, with whom we are compared. It takes being stupid to cooperate, […]

Sunday Snippet: Eminem

September 20th, 2015

“The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just […]

Sunday Snippet: Mike Rowe on Rejection

August 23rd, 2015

“You can’t separate your successes from your failures until you look back, and even then, there’s not much point in putting each into a separate column. It’s all a part of whatever path your [sic] on.” Something that popped up on social media shortly after the Jon Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show was […]