Self-Improvement Archives


Effortless Excellence Messes With Us

Daigo Umehara

Here’s another blog post to continue on the topic of The Revolving Door—that door many people enter to pursue a dream vocation only for most of them to exit it. That blog post was and still is an absolute mess, but perhaps I was looking towards the wrong direction. It’s not about how to climb the mountain, but what makes us want to climb it in the first place. (more…)

The Revolving Door

Nothing is truly for everyone. There are always barriers of entry. The higher the barrier, the more people wish to enter, and the less people actually do so. For the rest, they go back out the revolving door. Most of them tend to not understand the exact reason for their forced exit, and they tend to blame others for faults that happen to be their own. (more…)

Some Better Ways to Reading Books

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Let’s take a break from the video games for a while and talk about books, specifically the process of reading them. It’s said that reading is one of the most effective habits, not only for success but also for enrichment of one’s life. For those who are already into reading as a beneficial activity, they may have trouble with making the habit stick. Major parts of that problem are not being able to finish reading fast enough and being unable to retain most of what was read. If you have that and want to deal with it, please read on. (more…)

Dynamics of Self-Learning: Part 1

Autodidactism is a worthy pursuit, and I’ve become well-acquainted with it over the years. However, I do feel that its romanticism has overshadowed its utilitarian roots. To hell with Renaissance, this is the 21st century. Here are my thoughts on what goes on through the process of educating oneself, starting with the first steps towards proficiency. (more…)

Cleaning Up the Daily Schedule

Here is a little post about some of my thoughts on productivity and motivation, which I’m admittedly not best at. However, I’ve put considerable time and effort into finding out what can help me work more efficiently, and I’ve learned a few cool things that I’d like to share. In this case, here’s something about fixing the all-important daily schedule. (more…)