Don’t let the insecurity virus enter your life.

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Who doesn’t love Disney? The characters are extraordinary, and the movies always encourage me to think differently.

Wreck-It Ralph — I was watching this 2012 movie with my little one. My 9-year-old was tired by the evening and was looking for some YouTube fun. I begged her to watch a Disney movie that can animate us both and end the day on a high.

To my surprise, she agreed!

After a few minutes of scrolling, we landed on — Wreck-It Ralph.

The story is about characters inside a gaming console. Yes, literally — Inside a gaming console!

The gaming parlor…


Your life will change when you decide to shift roles.

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It was 6 A.M., and I was with my Morning Pages. In the next three hours, a packed Outlook calendar was waiting to be unleashed. I had my to-do list ready for the day. I started putting down my thoughts on how am I going to manage the day.

I aspired to prove to this day that I am the Captain and I will win.

Strangely, my mind and the Morning Pages were not in agreement.

I wanted to be the captain, but the free-hand writing forced me to write something —

“Why captain? …


Journaling is an investment to increase your efficiency and productivity.

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If the concept and subject of money interests you (which I believe it does), then you should be aware of the concept of “Time Preference” and its impact on your decision-making.

Time Preference

We are mortal, and hence anything offered us today means more value than in the future unless the future holds more value of the same thing to compensate for the wait.

Time preference refers to the ratio at which an individual values the present compared to the future.

If you weigh present consumption more than in the future, you have a higher time preference.

If offered enough remuneration to…


Add value to other’s lives as a long breadth adds to you.

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Early morning and a deep breath

My morning routine is packed with lots of SELF-time.

A few journaling exercises, free-long-hand writing, some good books in hand, meditation, and some deep breathing exercises.

Once in a while, a cool and gentle gasp of air enters through the window and brushes away all my morning tiredness. That allows me to look at things differently.

I believe that a good book and a good perspective are like this cool breeze — It touches you and leaves you in awe. …


“Make Your Bed” by William H. McRaven and my relationship with these beautiful principles

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“Make Your Bed” is a tiny but powerful book. After writing my thoughts on the first three principles, the book is still keeping me hooked.

So, McRaven set these ten principles when he addressed the 2014 graduating class of the University of Texas System.

The ten principles

  1. Start your day with a task completed
  2. You can’t go it alone
  3. Only the size of your heart matters
  4. Life’s not fair — Drive on!
  5. Failure can make you stronger
  6. You must dare greatly
  7. Stand up to the bullies
  8. Rise to the occasion
  9. Give people hope
  10. Never, Ever Quit!

Principle 4— Life’s not fair — Drive on!


Rule 4 — Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.

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“12 Rules for Life — An Antidote to Chaos” by Jordan Peterson.

Rule 4 - Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.

As our modern cities accept more people, we are becoming “one amongst many.”

I spent my teen years in a small city and then moved to the city of dreams — Mumbai. The city of lakes in the state of Rajasthan was small, beautiful, and had its “small city” charm.

A handful of people — who, when created something unique, would immediately leave a mark on society.

Thanks to technology — We all got the chance to connect with the other 8–9 billion…


One small change in perspective helped me transform.

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A mediocre life is easy to build.

It takes a few excuses, complaints about limited time, hiding your laziness behind television and smartphones, and focussing on others' lives.

Oops.

That was below the belt.

Don’t worry — It was not about you, that was my life.

But, everything changed with just one realization. In the past five years, this is what I have achieved because of that:

  • Authoring my debut book — Be Better Bit-By-Bit,
  • Launching a unique self-development platform — Be Better Bit-By-Bit,
  • Running multiple full marathons and ultra-marathons,
  • Launching a couple of podcasts,
  • Reading more than 50–75 books each year,
  • Managing a full-time day job…


The Courage to be disliked — A wonderful lesson learned

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In psychology, an inferiority complex is an intense personal feeling of inadequacy, often resulting in the belief that one is in some way deficient or inferior to others. Comparing physical attributes, mental limitations, or differences in social status may lead us to react to situations differently.

“The Courage To Be Disliked” by Ichiro Kishmi and Funitake Koga — a book full of wisdom and psychology captures the discussion between a boy and a philosopher where the philosopher guides the youth about different aspects of life using Adler’s psychology.

Alfred Adler developed Adlerian psychology/psychotherapy. …


An auto-correct suggestion that aided a new perspective

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The Backstory

Marriage between Writing and Grammarly

Habits are my favorite subject to speak and write about.

My debut book is all about habits (Be Better Bit-By-Bit), and the manuscript of the next one talks about one of my favorite habits — Journaling.

I love habits —

  • to build and pass on the ideas surrounding them, and
  • gain a new one and shed the old ones, both are exciting stuff to talk about.

And, I love Grammarly too. It has helped me ease writing, and in return, the process of thinking has become more solid.

If you allow Grammarly, it’s going to help you with synonyms. And…

Nishith Goyal

Avid Reader, Author, Long-distance runner, Diarist, Self Transformation Coach. Podcast-"Be Better Bit-By-Bit" & “10 Bullets- 100 Words” Book Summary

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