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Doublethink

If one is to rule, and to continue ruling, one must be able to dislocate the sense of reality. For the secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one’s own infallibility with the power to learn from past mistakes. – George Orwell — For you cunning literary types reading the articles here, you might have already heard about Doublethink, but for those who haven’t I shall provide... read more

There’s No End-Game to Success

Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. – Greg Anderson — It occurred to me recently that most of us talk about success, money and indeed even life as if there is some grand destination at the end that all of humanity is racing towards. But… there isn’t. When you finally start making a success of working at what... read more

You Don’t Need to Exercise For Two Hours a Day…

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. – Plato — Ironically, personal development books, blogs, presentations, short stories, epic novels, stage shows, musicals and whatever other form personal-development comes in these days, don’t really focus on the entire spectrum of personal... read more

How to Become an Inverse Paranoid

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J. D. Salinger — I trust that you’re familiar with the concept of paranoia.  You know, always thinking that people are out to get you, worried about conspiricies that will end in your ultimate demise, that kind of thing. Breaking down paranoia to it’s most base element though, it is simply always... read more

Pay Yourself First

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. –Ayn Rand — I talked recently about the effects of debt on your pocket book, and more specifically about how credit card companies and bank loans can have you paying twice or sometimes even thrice the price of the item you initially bought.  It was not a pretty picture, but I hope it was... read more

Why Stop Complaining?

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. --Lord Jeffrey — While my personal sentiments aren’t quite as strong as Lord Jeffrey’s up there, I do believe that complaining is a kind of plague that has spread rapidly throughout the human race, and that in order to be successful one has to purge themselves of it. ... read more

Stay Positive

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright — This might seem like common sense– especially on a website such as IEvo, but hear me out.  This is going to have a lot to do with me, because while there is a great deal to extol on the topic of positive thinking, I think there is little that would convey... read more
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