Life

5 Easy Steps to Pull Yourself out of a Slump

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For 5 years of my life, somewhere in the murky waters of my late teens and early 20’s, my life was like a slow-motion race to the bottom between eating a terrible diet, smoking cigarettes, partying too hard, driving too fast, staying up until dawn, mixing with people who weren’t resourceful to my cause, and harboring complete apathy towards anything beyond tomorrow.

I was going to live forever, so anything that involved responsibility or serious planning could wait until later.

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Be Like a Marshmallow to Grow Faster

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Most people like to live in a safe space of their own design. They don’t want to do anything that will test their abilities, confront ideologies that challenge their worldview, nor will they do anything that others might see as odd or socially unacceptable.

I’m not talking about streaking at a sporting event either.

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How to Evolve Exponentially

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When I was 16 and taking a gap year because I was sick of the banality of academia, and nowhere near ready mentally to take on a degree course, I took whatever job I could find.

That job was driving forklifts, lugging bags of concrete and cutting timber to size for builders. Everyone at my work hated their job. It was a place that “dreams go to die”, as I was advised by a colleague when I first started working there. I was apparently making a huge mistake.

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7 Reasons I am Done With Politics

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If you’ve been following TruthInjected for the past year or so, you will notice that I have regularly written about ideologies and social issues.

I’ll be honest, I really enjoyed it. Robust debate about why we are how we are, and what is right or wrong, has really made me think a lot about my own world view.

But politics is the worst, and I am sick of even talking about it.

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The Death of Obligation and the Birth of Purpose

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No man is an island. It’s a commonly accepted truth that we all need human interaction in order to be fulfilled, but I have a confession. I avoid social occasions where I can.

I’m not an agoraphobic hermit, and I do enjoy spending time with my partner, wider family and a few close friends. You could say that I am more of a peninsula than an island, but I have never understood how people enjoy work Christmas functions or weddings.

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Make Time to Sharpen Your Sword

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How would a caveman see the technology that we use today?

When I hit “Publish” on this article, another instalment from the contents of my brain will be available in every corner of the world within seconds.

Better than that, I will have feedback from some of you within an hour – whether it is a like, a comment, or an email.

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The Way of the Monk and the Millionaire

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There couldn’t be two more opposite characters to juxtapose.

You have the calm, serenity of Gautama Buddha, who would meditate peacefully under a waterfall in the knowledge that all things are one. With Donald Trump, you have a bombastic, egotistical, billionaire turned politician who is rioted against when he is elected president.

But their qualities aren’t mutually exclusive. That’s right – in this post, I am going to explain why you should enjoy the best of both mindsets.

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How to Pretend Your Way To Success

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It was a crisp autumn morning and I was walking to my client’s building up in the nicer end of the city to begin my first day of the job that I had studied to do for the previous three years.

I had done some menial labour for the last few months with the company that employed me, but a talent void was created within the company when one of the client technicians resigned, and I got pulled into that void.

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How to Quit Any Habit FOR GOOD!

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Hi everyone, my name is Tim and I am an addict.

(insert “Hello, Tim” in a monotonous, droning chorus)

It has been 2 months since I smoked my last cigarette.

That’s right. The expensive, health-sapping habit that I followed for 7 years is no more. I’d like to share what led to me quitting, and how this can be applied to quitting ANY habit.

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