motivation

  • How to trick yourself into action

    ‘Little by little does the trick.’  Aesop Creating legacy and battling Resistance Creating legacy depends very much on our ability to battle our Resistance and to take action when necessary. Especially when it comes to long-term and large-scale projects, as legacy projects often are, we have to be able to trick ourselves into action. The…
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  • 10 structure elements for creating legacy

    ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.’  Aristotle Creating legacy and the need for good structures Creating legacy is largely accomplished through setting up structures that make it easier for us to keep working on our legacy-related tasks, one bit at a time. These structures take time to design and set up, and…
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  • The two sides of the brain

    ‘There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.’  Aristotle Creating legacy and biological structures Creating legacy cannot happen if we ignore the way our bodies and minds function biologically. While it is tempting to think that as humans, we can be fully in control of our impulses, this is not very…
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  • How to begin

    ‘So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.’  W. Clement Stone Creating legacy and taking action Creating legacy is very much about taking action. It’s fine to spend a few days, weeks, or months planning, but eventually you have to start working on your legacy…
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  • Chunking secrets to creating legacy

    ‘Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.’  Saul Bellow Creating legacy is done chunk-by-chunk There is a secret that experienced legacy creators know and novices don’t: creating legacy is accomplished by chunking things up. What to write the next Lord of the Rings trilogy? Chunk things up. Want to compose the…
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  • Creating legacy makes you hear voices

    ‘Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy… or they become legend.’  Jim Harrison Creating legacy and hearing voices Creating legacy makes you hear voices. It’s a well-kept secret (for obvious reasons), but it’s absolutely true. Even before starting a legacy project,…
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  • Creating legacy & happiness

    ‘Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.’  Aristotle Creating legacy and the Happiness Project Creating legacy is in many ways about finding happiness – not just short-term, forgettable fun, but the kind of long-term happiness that comes with working towards turning your dreams into reality….
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  • Success leads to success

    ‘Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.‘  Mark Victor Hansen…
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  • Your legacy project time allotment

    ‘The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.’  Albert Einstein Creating legacy needs a time commitment Creating legacy is unlikely to happen if you do not set time aside for it; our lives are just too fast-paced and complicated for that. In particular, it is important that you set aside a specific…
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