All posts tagged: Personal growth

Wooden letters spelling perfectionism, without the T, surrounded by more wooden letters

Three of the most common mistakes made when starting a new project

You know that rush you feel when you want to start on a new project? You get all giddy like a kid who’s going on a fieldtrip the next day. Excited to get started! But before we get started we do the necessary preparation we often read about and never actually get started on the project itself. Recognizable? It’s because of the three most common mistakes made when starting a new project. Getting stuck on research One of the most important steps to take when starting something new is doing the necessary research. One thing about me is when a particular topic interests me, I will fall into a whole rabbit hole on this particular topic. I am talking about 3 hours of online research, 21 tabs and possibly even 2 new books that I bought and may never read. There’s nothing wrong with doing the necessary research, until it prevents you from actually taking action and getting shit done. Perfection Recently, I was reading a very popular self-help book and discovered quite some errors. …

45 Eye-opening quotes from “The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck”

For this year, one of my goals is to read at least 24 books. Which basically means reading 2 books per month. The first book I chose to read this year was in line with one of my other goals: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. The reason I chose this book is because -get ready for the cliché- I really want to achieve bigger things in life. However, the thoughts of these things I wish to achieve, in combination with social media immediately get me overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. In that order. To the point that I’ll just have a glass of wine and hide in bed instead. And all because I have too much fucks to give. In all honesty, I hadn’t read any reviews on this book and actually thought it would be another self-help book that would tell me how capable I am of achieving marvelous things in life as long as I cared less about what people think. Boy, was I wrong. Is it a self-help …