Cut Through Addictions & Distractions: Feel the Discomfort & Uncertainty

By Leo Babauta Our lives are pervaded with addictions and distractions. Social media, shopping, favorite websites and video services, alcohol, cigarettes, biting nails, porn, drugs, sweets, fried foods, soda, coffee, gambling, gaming, workaholism, complaining, avoiding, procrastinating, perfectionism, fantasizing, rationalizing, self-hating, sex addiction, drama addiction. These addictions are some of the most common ways we have […]

A Guide to Dealing with Uncertainty About What Path to Take

By Leo Babauta  The amount of time we spend fretting over what path to take, when we’re feeling uncertain, can sometimes be staggering. We’re entering into unknown territory, and we don’t know how to proceed. It happens all the time for many of us: we start a new job, launch a new venture, change careers, […]

Wolves at Your Heels: The Fear That You’re Always Behind, Doing the Wrong Thing, & Generally Screwing Things Up Royally

By Leo Babauta I spoke with someone who so beautifully explained their biggest problem that I had to stop and catch my breath. It spoke to the human condition incredibly well. Some of the things they mentioned: I’ve been so frustrated with myself lately that I find myself fighting back tears. I feel confused and […]

The Create Fearlessly Challenge

By Leo Babauta A couple days ago, I invited you to join me in the Get Fit & Active Challenge in Sea Change … today, I’m going to invite you to something very different from that. It’s called the Create Fearlessly Challenge, and it’s a part of my Fearless Training Program. It’s for anyone who […]

How to Not Believe Your Ultra-Persuasive Rationalizations

By Leo Babauta I’ve come to realize that smart people are very good at creating super persuasive arguments for why the shouldn’t do the thing they’re fearing doing. This past week, I’ve worked with half a dozen intelligent people who have convinced themselves to give in to their resistance, over and over. They’re persuasive, convincing […]

The Fearless Purpose Training Package: A System for the Uncertainty of Your Meaningful Work

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” ~Rumi By Leo Babauta Today I’m releasing a training package called Fearless Purpose that is the culmination of the last few years of my life’s work. The ebook & training system are about fearlessly training in the uncertainty and anxiety that gets in the […]

Move Towards Your Resistance

By Leo Babauta Our minds have the tendency to turn away and move away from what we’re fearing and resisting the most. We naturally don’t like pain, frustration, difficulty. So turning away and avoiding and putting off are protective acts. And yet, this keeps us in our comfort zone. The path of growth is in […]