The most powerful message on goals you’ll ever read

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) First, let me start by saying that the message is not by me — I’m not writing this just to toot my own horn. It’s something I read on Instagram, by…

Are You Missing Out? Yes, and Here’s Why It Really Doesn’t Matter

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) If you are one of those people who constantly worry that they are missing out… If you peruse social media like a cat ready to pounce and frantically call up all your…

Five Ways to Stay Motivated While Learning A Language

ESL learners: Have you ever studied new English vocabulary by reading an article about studying English? Well, now you can say you have! Click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after to retain what you’ve learned! 🙂 ) I’ll admit it: I’m a language freak. Heck, I’ll shout it…

Why Envy Is Actually a Good Thing

[2 minute read] (ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) Envy. The ol’ green-eyed monster. It’s been berated, dismissed, and shunned in every possible way, from its aforementioned nickname, to its inclusion as one of the seven deadly sins. Granted, envy does lead…

How to Become Better at Anything

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) There are a great many things that humans strive for, but they can probably all be summarized under a single common heading: development. The unrelenting desire to improve—to be better, stronger, richer, happier—is the propeller…

Life Is Not An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet… Stop Treating It Like One

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) When you start getting really into self-development content, something very interesting starts to happen. You start to hear the same message everywhere. Across different podcasts, books, articles, posts… even if they’re from wildly different fields….

How Writing Can Heal Your Heart

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) I’m not a professional writer. I write this blog for fun, in my free time, and I don’t expect to get any return from it other than the fulfillment of helping ESL learners and fellow…

You Have To Start To Be Great

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after!  🙂 ) A few days ago, I was in a car, driving back from Milan to Genova after spending 6 days in New York. I was terribly jet-lagged (my brain thought it was 6 in the morning),…

The Difference Between Fame and Success

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) Fame is on a lot of people’s minds. In the modern era, we are literally surrounded with fame. Famous people smile at us from giant billboards and glossy magazines, they entertain us from our televisions,…

Three Things We Can Appreciate About Problems

(ESL learners – click on the bolded words to see explanations and notes. Try the exercise at the bottom after! 🙂 ) Hello, fellow human being! Since you’re old enough to read this, I’m guessing you’ve already lived on this planet for a decent number of days, and statistically speaking, at least one of them probably didn’t go…