Motivational

5 Things I Have Learned From a Year of Blogging

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It’s hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that TruthInjected was born. When I held my breath and hit “Publish” on my first post, I didn’t expect that TI would have garnered the readership that has today.

And yet, here we are. People from over 50 countries, spanning all inhabited continents, have read articles on TI.

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May the Odds be Ever in Your Favour

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When I was studying at university, my aspiration was to become a professional gambler.

That’s right – I wanted to make my millions through betting on football matches. Now, I’m not talking about going to the bookies and taking a punt on the season’s designated punching bag because they are paying $20 to beat the best team in the league and just continuing to place irrational bets because I “have to make it back”. That’s what is known as problem gambling, and I was going to become a responsible gambler.

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Roll Out the Red Carpet to Haters

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I’ve had an extremely rare experience in the realm of blogging – in over a year of publishing posts here on TruthInjected, I haven’t encountered a single hater.

It isn’t as though I have inconvenienced myself to avoid controversial topics. So far, I’ve tackled feminism, supported Trump pre-election, and even took on religion.

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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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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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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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Blog Update #2 – Reflections and Projections

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Well, that’s the end of 2016.

I have seen the articles and Facebook posts lamenting the past twelve months as a year best forgotten and the collective sighs of relief from the majority have been almost palpable, although of course this is a subjective perspective.

Personally, I think it has been a wonderful year.

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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.

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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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