Alice Tong

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Live like You could Lose Everything, but Know there’s Nothing to Lose.

For most people, the stakes simply aren’t high enough.<p>There’s not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put …

Self-improvement

You don’t ‘make it’ — it makes you.

I always wanted to make it. I grew up dreaming about being a rockstar, and in that paradigm, you’ve made it when you’re on TV, when you sell albums, …

McDonald's

Self-Reliance Is The Secret Sauce To Consistent Happiness

Do you rely on others for your happiness?<p>Modern society has not advanced one bit ever since it started. Sure, technology has advanced. And the world …

The Trials and Tribulations of Life

Do you know who you are?<p>It’s a question I ask myself frequently. We all have such a fluid opinion of what we assume makes us unique that we almost …

Existentialism

Acceptance Is The Beginning

Acceptance can be extremely difficult, but maybe what’s difficult is not the act itself, but determining why acceptance is so important.<p>When I wrote …

Self-help

One Way to Find Your Purpose

Okay, so first, the structure.<p>The road to purpose goes like this:<p>> First, you have an <b>interest</b><p>> > Then you partake in a lot of <b>activity</b><p>> > > After …

James Bond

You Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission To Follow Your Passion

When I was younger, I was pretty reliant on the gatekeepers. The people who, in business and in music and in art, in all of my passion areas, had the …

DC Comics

The Crossroads of Should and Must

This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a …

Inspiration

The Forked Road

Standing at the crossroads,<br>When you’re forced to make a choice,<br>One way or the other,<br>Which way do you go?<p>With one comes security,<br>With the other none …

Undiscovered

The Science of Making Bold Decisions and Avoiding Regrets in Life

You are currently on a path.<p>The question is: <i>Is the path you’re on the one you want to be on?</i><p>Is your path moving you forward at the pace you’d …

Minds turned to ash

Is burnout simply the result of working too hard? Josh Cohen argues that the root of the problem lies deeper than that<p><b>When Steve first</b> came to my …

Mind

Stop telling each other it’s alright. Sometimes, it’s just not.

People’s lives fall apart in a splinter of a second, their dreams get destroyed, they discover that their bodies have been hiding a disease that’s …

Self-help

Life is about choosing which dreams to follow and which to let go of.

I used to always ask myself, which dreams should I follow? Which ideas and concepts and burning desires should I make my life’s work? That question …

Motivation

The Truth Is Where You Are

“If you cannot find the truth right where you are, <br>where else do you expect to find it?”<br>— Dōgen<p>Wherever you are right now, take a short break from …

Meditation

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Is the Perfect Way to Start Your Day, Says Science

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Happiness

What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 9 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism.<p>A brief synopsis and definition …