A stop light warning us of a single lane up ahead in Taroko National Park, Taiwan while riding through on our motorbike.

When you think about anxiety, what comes to mind? Something negative — right?

It’s that thing that interrupts your life and makes things more tense and difficult — maybe even paralyzing.

Years ago, I used to wake up every morning with this sensation I like to call “impending doom”. It was like an alert. The feeling that something very wrong was going to happen. And if I didn’t in some Macgyver-like fashion find the solution to my catastrophic situation, imminent doom was on the way. So, I’d go directly into panic mode jumping up to work on whatever was on my mind.

The only thing is, my situation was rarely catastrophic, so all…

Pancakes by theoriginal10cent on instagram

Growing up, I thought everyone used margarine — my grandparents did, and we did — that was my world at the time. It was cheaper. We could have much more margarine than we could have butter, for the same price. How amazing! Quantity trumped Quality. At that age, I didn’t even know about quality, so I couldn’t even have that belief. I just loved margarine, I would spread it on thick and it went down smooth.

One day, I learned the unhealthy truth about margarine. Quantity no longer mattered. I had a similar epiphany about canola oil, cheaper was no…

…you decide how you will receive the day and how you will perceive it…

Happy New Year! Or as they say here in Thailand, Sawadee Bi Mai!

I hope wherever you are in the world you've been enjoying some form of fun… reflecting on the past year, looking forward to the new one and appreciating the present moment.

For many of us, it’s back to work already — hopefully you enjoy what you do so that’s not a bad thing!

Don’t worry though, if things are tough right now, know that most often those things are temporary. And if they…

In the middle of the streak, that’s when it happened — my habit fell apart. I was riding on air, not just metaphorically but physically,I was literally in a plane on my way to my dreams.

But habits are fickle creatures. They don’t stick around for long if you don’t pay them much attention.I had been very focused on them since reading the book, Superhuman by Habit. I would stay up late to make sure they all got done before bed or get started really early if I knew the day might be consumed by other things. But, you can…

Life’s not a spectator sport. Or it shouldn’t be. But sometimes I catch myself looking in at aspects of life from the outside and daydreaming of what it would be like to be more involved. I read, comment, share, like and mark ‘read later’ all with this autopilot-thinking that I’m a JUST a spectator.

Don’t drift off into your own daydream just yet, because I realized something important: That I am ALREADY part of that thing I’ve been dreaming about — without even recognizing it.

Facebook wouldn’t be valuable if there weren’t faces in that book. Your favorite blogger would…

“If you don’t live in the world of choosing, you live in the world of excusing. ” ― James Altucher

I’m tired of meeting people who are slaving away for someone else doing work they don’t enjoy for people who don’t appreciate them. If that’s you, don’t stop reading. Not just this post, but just don’t stop finding inspiration that leads you to doing what you love. It’s your life and it’s not worth it to waste it doing something that takes away a little piece of you everyday.

Some might say, that not everyone can…

The best habits are the ones you keep, not the ones you wish you kept

Have you ever jumped head first into a great idea you had to start a new habit and then a few days later it vanishes from your life without a trace despite your good intentions?

I was excited about making a daily practice of writing, and I thought ‘how hard could it be?’ Give yourself the goal and just start doing it! You…

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” – Alphonse Karr

Being in the middle of a lot of change right now, the term Antifragile has been on my mind a lot. I haven’t read the book by the same name yet — but it’s in my queue now. I recently heard its author Nassim Taleb on one of my favorite podcasts, The James Altucher Show and it’s been rattling around in my head for the last couple weeks.

What is Antifragile?

If you aren’t familiar with the word antifragile — that’s because it technically isn’t a “real” word. That is…

Nathan Sudds

I help people with ADHD (like me) & others who have focus challenges be more productive, happy and healthy. http://nathansudds.com/coachme

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