Personal Goals At Work

There is an exponentiation operation I like. Actually 2 of them: 1.01^365 = 37.8 0.99^365 = 0.03 What this shows is that if you push just 1% more every day, by the end of one year you’ll get 37.8 times better. On the other hand, if you do 1% less every day, you’ll degrade quite […]

A Hidden Form Of Procrastination

Since I finished with my studies, I worked at 3 companies. I liked my first job very much. I had great colleagues, it was always fun, everyone was friendly. I still miss those times. Then I was hired by a German company. I quickly realised that I wasn’t working hard till then. Here, the work […]

Benefits Of Long Distance Walking

After the complains from my last week’s email, this Saturday I put on a warm outfit, took my sunglasses and went for a walk with my beloved wife. According to Google Fit, we walked 6 hours (active time), 25 km, 35000 steps. We stopped only for lunch and for a coffee in the evening. Sitting […]

It’s Your Fault!

A very short thought on who’s to blame: Everything bad that is happening to you is your fault. Don’t blame the weather, your colleague, the car in front of you, the bus driver who sold you wrong tickets… Take the responsibility. This way you will learn and avoid things happening to you again in the future. […]

30s

I’m 30 now. I surely don’t feel any older, wiser or any different from last week. There is no difference between turning 30 and, say, 29. But I still like its symbolism. I believe that 30s will be different from 20s. For me, 20s means definitely young. 40s – definitely not young. 30s – a […]

Don’t Rely On Motivation

You know, Dear Reader, that feeling when you set yourself a goal and get soooo motivated? You might get motivated to run in the mornings, or go 3 days a week in the gym, or drink 3 liters of water per day, or create some healthy financial habit, or learn some new technology. You’re killing […]

Morning

I achieved my 14 days meditation streak. But I’m not going to share any results of the practice itself. I’m not yet ready. I’ll give it more time. The goal was not to collect the results after two weeks, but to integrate the meditation practice into my morning routine. I believe it was achieved. It is no […]

Complaint

Some time ago I decided to notice every time I complain and cut it off. I’m talking about non-constructive complaining. Grumbling. Moaning. I even tried challenges like “A week no complaints”. It helped. I think I got good at it. Life seems somehow better to enjoy when you don’t complain all the way. But there is […]

Relax

Let me tell you about my observation made while climbing the Olympus Mountain. Our goal was a so called refuge at an altitude of 2100 m. There was basically one way that led there and I knew that I simply had to go on this road for the next 4 hours. In other words, no map was needed, no […]

When You Can’t Have It

Not always can you have everything you want. I decided that it might be a good idea to train your character to be ready for it. Some time ago I started passing often on sweets to see if I’m OK not having something when I want it. But it appeared to be rather easy. Once […]