Tag Archives: Motivation


You Can Transform Your Life, But Do You Want to?

When something doesn’t work in your life, you might complain about it. You might even say that you want to change it. But that’s all on the conscious level. On an unconscious level, you’re likely holding a belief that is causing the dysfunctional condition in your life. I read a blog post by a person […]


It’s OK to Have a Belief System

Yesterday, I was listening to an audio program by David Hawkins. He said something like “everything you think is wrong.” All of your thoughts are a part of your belief system, which limits your reality. I agree with him on that. Everything you think is wrong. All of your thoughts are a part of your […]


Three Steps to Transform Your Life with Personal Development

There are 300+ posts in my blog. Reading one of those posts and applying it in your life is much more beneficial than reading all of them just to forget them the next month. The writer in me would prefer you reading all of my posts, but at the end of the day, those posts […]


Waking Up Early Can Make the Difference between Success and Failure

But there’s a catch… Waking up early is common advice in the personal development literature. “Join the 5:00 am club.” “I woke up at 4:30 am, and my life changed.” “Ex-seal wakes up at 4:00 am every day.” These are the headlines you come across frequently. I believe I have the credits to write about […]


Self-Esteem Isn’t What You Think It Is

I heard about the book the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem almost a decade ago. Unfortunately, I judged it by its name and cover and passed it. The name and cover of the book struck me as old-fashioned back then. This was to be expected because the book was published in 1994. I thought The Six […]


Success, Sacrifice, Happiness, Work-Life Balance, Integration

When it comes to happiness and success, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. You have to find out what makes you happy and what success means to you. In this post, I’ll give you three main directions. It’s up to you to choose the path you want to go. Sacrifice The first direction is the good […]


The Secret to an Amazing Life

It must have been more than a decade since I read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Among other ideas, a thought experiment in the book stayed with me over the years. That is imagining your own funeral. Maybe, the idea was dramatic. Maybe, it’s the fact that I discussed it […]


Surrendering to Success

What comes up to your mind when you think about a successful person? A hard worker who forces themselves to work day and night? Self-discipline, lots of stress, even anger? Aggressive, competitive, argumentative? A take no prisoner approach to life and work? A go-getter? Sure, that’s a way to become a success if you manage […]


Why Does No One Care?

If you ask a why question to yourself, ask yourself whether you’re really interested in finding an answer or you’re just venting off. Asking why questions repeatedly can be helpful to find the root cause of a problem. You can solve a problem by addressing its root cause. If your problem is drinking too much […]


Maximum Motivation

Sentient beings, including humans, are mostly motivated by the principle of pain and pleasure. I want to add two variables to that formula, the belief in one’s capability and the perceived pain of taking action. Motivation = Actual or Anticipation of Pain + Anticipation of Pleasure + Belief in One’s Capability – The Perceived Pain […]

Burak Bilgin

Software developer with a Ph.D. and 15 years of experience. I write daily on personal development and life lessons. Sign up to my email newsletter to receive a weekly overview of my latest content on personal development and life lessons.