…Or make it even worse!

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Does this way of thinking really work? Yes, it does. If you act “as if” you already are who you want to be, that is a good way to become that person. But that is not the magic solution: it is only the beginning.

How does it work?

The way we…


You probably won’t guess what it is

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Why do you exercise?

  • Not that “it’s healthy” explanation. It is true, but not motivating enough.
  • “I don’t want to be fat” — that is a little better. But it is still not the real reason.
  • “I love the way exercising makes me feel” — that sounds even better.
  • Let me tell you my reason: mind over matter!

Mind over matter

As you can already guess, this piece is not about well-known physical benefits of exercising. This is about the mental (spiritual) aspect of training.

What is success for you

It depends on your definition of success

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This article is not about how to be successful. It is about your perspective on success and how it makes all the difference in the world.

Your definition of success

Let us start from a situation where you have a goal. Here is my case: I am in good shape and I want to do the proper muscle. I can do 15 pull ups in a row, 150 in total. I am really close, but I still cannot muscle up. Am I successful or not? One could argue: you haven’t reached your goal (yet), so you are not successful. Others could point out that…

Status Quo

That cozy place that gets you nowhere!

Long time ago, I did not know what a “comfort zone” is. Then it became a really popular thing. Everyone was saying that making progress means getting out of your comfort zone. Well, what the hell is this place and how can we get out of it?

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“The concept of comfort zone refers to a psychological state in which we feel safe and do not experience anxiety or fear. It is a “space” that we know completely and in which we control almost everything.” (▷ What is the Comfort Zone — and what’s not?)

Comfort zone is a place where…

The vampire hours or the ultimate productivity hack?

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We are bombarded by stories about how successful people get up early and that is why we should do it too if we want to be successful. So, will get up early make you a millionaire? Here’s a shocker: No!!!

The Facts

Here are some facts about getting up early:

  1. Early risers can better plan their day and organize themselves.
  2. You will sleep better.
  3. It reduces stress and…

Gurus: yes or no?

They speed up the learning process and help you make quantum leaps

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We live in the age of gurus. Since the ’70s, we had all kinds of gurus offering us wisdom, knowledge,and guidance in all areas of life. Many of them turned out to be manipulators, psychopaths, con man, or just ignorant quacks. Some of them were real teachers. Yet, their reputation is far from spotless.

Freedom in danger

An opinion you are probably not going to like!

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If there was a topic I did not want to talk or write about, it’s Covid-19. This is the most popular topic in the news and probably on Medium, too. So, why not write about it?

My beef with Covid-19

I don’t have a problem with this virus itself. I mean, obviously I do, but there is a bigger elephant in the room.

Based on a true story!

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I was a bit hesitant when I first heard about the idea of writing about ourselves. It is not that I hate writing about myself because everyone likes talking about themselves. It is just that I assumed that a short introduction that is in our profile would suffice.

So, who am I?

  • A philosopher by education, an esoteric by conviction, and a writer by choice
  • a proud husband and a father of…

Tell the truth

“If the truth shall kill them, let them die?!”

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Today almost everything is about politics, interests, marketing, and sales. Is there still a place in today’s world of corruption and greed for truth? Hell yeah!

Brutal, honest truth

There are many famous quotes about the truth. The first one that comes to mind is:

“The truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32)

I deeply believe in this one. It is one of the eternal truths about…

Relative and individual

Breaking discovery: It’s all relative!

…said Einstein decades ago and it is still true in our life…

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Yes, this sounds like clickbait BS, but it is not. Indeed, things are relative in life.

Nikola Ojdanić, Ph.M.

Philosopher, Writer, Communication Expert. Into Self-Improvement on all levels: spiritually, mentally, physically. Carpe Diem!

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