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I write about two of my favorite things here: goal-setting and achievement. It appears that they’re very fundamental to improving all the other areas of our lives such as our positivity, self-confidence, happiness, time management, and ultimately, success in life.

So if you have these questions (or the like):

  • How the hell will I reach this huge goal? Am I able? Am I going to be able?
  • Why do I do what I do? Why am I in this particular place? Is everything pointing towards my dreams?
  • Am I happy? Is this the life I want?
  • Would I help other people if given the chance?
  • What is achievement? What is success?
  • Through all of this, what’s in it for me?

… then, visitor on the internet, you should be in the right place, for the person running this blog (yup, me) is also motivated by these questions, and would willingly explore past the answers.

I continuously look for the meaning of my own life. I’d love to help you look for yours, too.

I don’t have all the answers, but I can assure you three things on this blog:

1. There is a growing pool of legit research or studies about being human—you deserve to know about them.

On this blog I normally link to resources that back up, or perhaps even refute, stuff I say.

Apparently people (read: the elderly, parents, the “experts/gurus” … you get it) may teach us lots of different “lessons,” which they themselves might have grown with, but these “lessons” turn out to be just myths.

Research and studies tend to break these myths. And in this day and age, these things could be easily accessed. What a time to be alive.

You deserve to learn about them right now. You deserve to be educated.

2. I’ll be honest with you—as much as I’ll be honest with myself—every step of the way.

The personal-development-slash-self-help world has a multitude of BS-perpetuators, if you don’t know it yet.

I won’t deny that I started my own journey finding loads of BS, the same BS you might be bombarded with right now. I thought they were all true, but apparently they were … well … b***s***.

Whether or not I mention a source, I promise you that you’ll see honesty around here. Being honest with ourselves is one of the best traits we can possess in starting and carrying on any path we want to take.

I’ll be constantly upgrading my BS-detector, too.

3. I think I already am a personal-development-slash-self-help junkie, anyway.

The continuous transformation has been motivated by my unexpected love for mental health and psychology.

And I’m loving it. I only wish it happened way earlier.

But it’s never too late, right?


I hope you’ll enjoy your stay, and learn as much as you can from things you’ll see here.

Let’s achieve goals and design life—on our own terms.

– Ethan


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