This is the first time in my life that I have been consciously aware of Suicide Prevention Month. Mental health has become an extremely important part of my life, and I have learned so much from people I admire and respect sharing their experiences. I’m not saying you should admire or respect me, but I do hope that this post can help shed the light of what’s going on in the mind of someone who struggles with depression (me).

I originally wrote this as part of an exercise to help me understand my own depression. It was a two-part exercise…


Growing up, I would often get asked the question, “What did you learn today?” Usually it would be after I got home from school or church, or at dinner. I feel like it’s safe to say that I wasn’t the only one who was asked this question. I also feel like I’m not the only one who would say that I usually said something along the lines of, “I don’t know,” as my response.

Often, that response would be my way of trying to get out of having a conversation with my parents, because parents aren’t “cool” when we are…


Our environment fosters our actions and beliefs. We know this from growing up, where children raised in a specific upbringing or belief system are much more likely to adopt it as their own than other people who were not raised with those beliefs. Many times, we become like our environment. If we work in a place where people look out for their own interests, we will too. If we work with people who put others first, we will too. We are social creatures.

In this video, Simon Sinek talks about his experiences with members of the military and his…


How many of us have ever felt that we weren’t good enough? That we didn’t deserve success or that we weren’t doing anything worthwhile? Too many people face the Impostor Syndrome and never are able to overcome it. I usually spend days feeling that way, and then I can break out for a quick gasp of air, only to be sucked back in again.

The truth is, I have no idea what I’m doing. My business has gotten results, but more than anything it’s because of the amazing people I work with, and not because of me. I have no…


What comes to mind when you think of service? For me, I have flashbacks of raking leaves or mowing lawns when I was a teenager. I also think of soup kitchens and animal shelters, etc. Overall, when I think of service I usually think of people who can’t do things on their own. People who are too sick, too poor, too old, etc. These are my stereotypes.

Maybe this is why I find it extremely hard to let someone serve me. Maybe I worry that the only reason they want to help me is because they think I can’t help…


I am 25 years old and I still have not graduated from college. By the time I graduate, I will have been in school for 4.5 years and will be 26 years old. The only reason I am finishing is to fulfill a few promises I have made in my life. If it weren’t for that, though, I would have dropped out after my freshman year.

Many of those reading this article will probably disagree with me, but I fully believe that universities have created false demand by marketing the importance of a diploma. …


Yesterday I was diagnosed with a serious disease. As I sit here typing this, my mind is racing, trying to figure out what I can still do with my life. It’s painful, knowing that it can cause me to lose out on everything that I have been hoping and dreaming for in my life. The only good thing about this disease is that it’s treatable and I can beat it. This disease is called the S.O.S. disease, or Shiny Object Syndrome.

One of my biggest weaknesses in my life is that I am so ambitious. Sometimes I am ambitious to…


A couple of months ago I had nothing specific to look forward to in my life. I was living day by day but not doing anything more than sitting on the couch watching television, eat food, and maybe once a week go to the gym or see friends. My life felt like it was being wasted, to be honest. I didn’t know what to do, but I knew that I didn’t want to keep living like that.

The holiday season was a little bit better because I had Christmas to look forward to, but I still felt as if nothing…


I’m starting a new project called TEDtalk Tuesday and today is the inaugural video. I love learning from experts in all mediums (books, podcasts, videos, etc.) so not only do I want to share my thoughts on books like I have been doing, but I also want to give people other mediums to learn. I know not everyone loves reading, so hopefully by sharing these shorter videos and podcasts it will provide more ways to inspire and influence you as well.

I love Tim Ferriss. His ideas and his books have resonated very deeply with me. Though I have…


I recently got done reevaluating my goals and visions for this year. For those of you who have met me, you know that my goals and dreams are very ambitious. At any given time, I can have up to five business ideas that I’m either working on or that are stuck in my mind. It’s these goals that keep me motivated and excited about the future. Having something to look forward to is extremely important for having a great life.

The problem was that my goals and my actions did not align. I talked the talk, but I did not…

Kyle Bringhurst

Passionate about teaching and helping others be successful. Reading a book a week. Follow along at http://www.kylebringhurst.com

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