Posts Tagged: motivation and fulfillment

I’m Good…

I was talking to a friend about eightstep me. The conversation naturally shifted over a few of the topics I’ve covered in my blog posts, like motivation and fulfillment, growth and stagnation, and paradoxical self-reference. They seemed confused about the concept of life coaching in general. At one point they said that they didn’t see

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eightstep me

Thank you so much for reading this! Your attention is valuable and I appreciate you spending your time with my thoughts. Perhaps you are a long-time reader or you’re just popping in to see what this section is all about. In either case, I’m here to explain a transition that the ‘my thoughts‘ section is currently

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Our Stories

Our lives and our selves are our personal stories. Each perspective  is a reality, composed of a narrator, a setting, characters, and a plot. As one of my favorite philosophers of consciousness, Daniel Dennett, describes it:  “Professional novelists, like con artists, create narratives with cunning and deliberate attention to the details. The rest of us are

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Letting Go With Both Hands

A lot has happened in the 5 months since I wrote “To Let Go” — a post in which I used my experience at a Trump rally to explain my feelings about leaving graduate school.  Here’s a quick recap of some notable events in my life since then: Trump became the president I moved out of my

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Ups and Downs: Comfort and Discomfort

I ended my last post by talking about my idea that Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is really less about needs and more of an embedded heterarchy of comforts. In this post I’ll be expanding on that topic by discussing what comfort and discomfort mean in terms of the Ups and Downs of eightstep me. Feeling is

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Ups and Downs: Hierarchy and Heterarchy

As a continuation of my Ups and Downs series of posts I’ll be diving into the pyramid known as “Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.” In this hierarchy we see that our physiological requirements, like food, water, and shelter are at the bottom of the pyramid. As we rise up the hierarchy we begin to move away from

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Ups and Downs: An Introduction

So far in my writings I’ve been examining topics that display symmetry between the left and right arms of the infinity symbol: logic and emotion, fulfillment and motivation, self and reflection. But more often than not, infinity is an imprecise representation of the dualistic concepts we encounter in daily life, since left and right as portrayed in

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me me me

I’ve discovered a truth lately (there’s really just one Truth, but there are many ‘true’ projections of this Truth). People seem to think that it has no basis in “reality,” but in my opinion it is the basis of reality. Here it is: anything and everything anyone ever says is actually about themselves. If this is an

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Motivation and Fulfillment

Some of us are quite sure of our uniqueness, while others are quite sure that nothing differentiates them from the crowd. But whatever you feel about yourself the vast majority of people I survey think that their feelings and experiences are inherently different from any and all other humans and beings. Try it yourself —

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