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10 Ways to Ignite Your Imagination and Accomplish Big Things

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” ~ Albert Einstein The reality is you can be anyone or anything you want to be; it just takes a pinch of confidence and a spoonful of imagination.  Do you want to write like Hemingway?  Paint like Michelangelo?  Or become the next big discovery on the Dragon’s Den?  Guess what?  You can be any of these things; you already have all the tools you need right now to tap in and let yourself shine.  That’s what this article is going to teach you.  I’m going to tell you how. It’s all about a little concept called impermanence.  It’s not such a little thing; actually it’s a big, enormous, monumental, life changing concept.  People who can grasp impermanence are seriously […]

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22 Secrets to Discovering Your Dream and Living It

One of the most important rules of happiness in life is to do what you love. But discovering that dream job and what you are meant to do in life isn’t always so easy. Take a look at the happiest, most successful people on this planet: they are all doing something they love, creating something they believe in, living a life of purpose and passion. Do that, and it doesn’t matter how much money you make. But what do you do if you don’t know what you want to do? If you don’t know what your dream is? This is a common problem, and many people wander through much of their life without discovering their passion, and go from job to job, unfulfilled and miserable. […]

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5 Reasons Why Journaling is the Ultimate Tool for Self-Development

As a reader of Dumb Little Man, there’s little doubt in my mind that you’ve take a personal interest in improving who you are as a person. You want to grow, you want to learn, and you want to develop every aspect of your life. And this is definitely the place to do that. But you’re missing something. You need tips tailored to who YOU are. You need advice that comes from your own experiences, the kind that can help you really grow, more than anything online could do for you. But where exactly can you get this personalized advice? If not online, then where? Journaling, the source of powerful advice We’ve all experienced success and failure, happiness and sadness. However, those experiences aren’t given […]

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5 Simple Ways to Take Action and Do What You Love

It’s not enough to find your passion. You have to follow-through, and take action. No one else will do it for you. You are in charge, and if you don’t realize that quickly, you will end up looking back in regret when you’re taking the last breath on this earth. If you want to live a life of purpose, fulfillment, and passion, it’s up to you to make it happen. Is it going to be easy? No, but it’s going to be worth it. And it will help you live an exponentially more interesting and fulfilling life. Stop Whining Stop making excuses, whining, and creating imaginary obstacles. You can follow your passion if you will only make the decision to take action. Everyone has their […]

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5 Sure-Fire Ways To Enjoy Every Day Of Your Life

There was a time in my life where I wasn’t enjoying it very much. I was so stressed in the pursuit of success that I had in fact lost the joy of living. I spent so much time on the road endeavoring to build a future for my family that I didn’t have time for them. In fact, I was so wrapped up in the pursuit of my future that I was in fact missing out on the present. So as the years went by, and my children and I weren’t getting any younger, I paused, just for a split second, and did a review. What I saw wasn’t pretty. In fact it utterly disgusted me. So that is when I gave myself a stern […]

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5 Tips to Spice Up Your Life with an Exciting Passion

Life can get pretty dull sometimes.  It’s easy to get caught in a routine of waking up, going to work and watching TV every day. The bad thing about a routine like this is how easy it is to let it overcome your life. Before you know it, you’ve been doing the same thing for weeks or even months. Then you wake up one day and realize that you need a lot more excitement in your life. Fortunately there are a lot of different, fun activities you can do to spice up your life. That’s often just the thing you need to break up your routine and insert some excitement back into your days. If you’ve been stuck in your same boring routine for a […]

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7 Stupid Mistakes Most People Make When Trying to Follow Their Passion

There’s a lot of talk about finding and following ones passion these days, and for a good reason. More and more people are realizing that they don’t want to spend a big chunk of their lives doing something they hate. However, there are a lot of stupid mistakes that people make when it comes to trying to follow their passion. I made most of them and figured out what stands in the way of most people living the life they desire is their own internal fear and mind ghosts. The good thing about this is that those processes can be changed, but it often won’t be comfortable, so most people decide to stick with what’s familiar, and you know where that path leads, don’t you? […]

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7 Warning Signs That You’ve Given Up on Your Dreams

What do you REALLY want from life? What’s your big dream? Are you taking steps toward it? If not, why not? What’s stopping you from taking action today? Perhaps you’re scared, or maybe you’ve built a huge wall of procrastination that you’ll never scale. Whatever it is, you probably think it has merit. In fact, you may have simply stopped thinking about your dreams because you’ve given up. It’s too bad. People in much worse situations than you have created the life of their dreams. You may have excuses and obstacles standing in your way, but you can transcend them. However, it only happens when you’re ready. Here are seven warning signs that you’ve given up on your dreams: Excuses Everyone makes excuses. Fleeting excuses […]

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8 Lies You’ve Been Told About Following Your Passion

Are you doing what you truly want to do? Are you following your passion to the best of your ability? If you’re reading this post, the answer is most likely no. Time and time again, I see people who can follow their passion, but they don’t, because they hold themselves back. I know how hard it can be, because I’ve been in the same situation. There are many lies we’ve been told about following our passion. And the worst thing of all is we repeat these lies to ourselves and it keeps us from living the life we truly want and deserve. Here are eight of the most common lies I’ve come across: It’s Going to Be ObviousJust because you know what you’re passionate about […]

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Are You A ‘Call Of The Wild Man’ Willing To Risk Everything?

Do you hanker to hike the Appalachian Trail? Care to climb Kilimanjaro? Dream of daunting feats of physical fortitude? The wife of a wilderness junkie would like to hear why.  There is a point when most men, no matter how derring do their attitude, might decide that the prospect of combining saltwater and blisters in sensitive spots is a discomfort too far. And then there’s my husband. Now I’m not saying he has acquired any of the aforementioned salt-stung-sore-behind symptoms – yet. But it’s just one of the tantalizing prospects I’ve asked him to consider in his blinkered quest to row the Atlantic. Ocean. In a tiny boat. You read that right. We are now deep in the throes of his latest (PleaseLetMeGoAwayForThreeMonthsMinimum(ButPossiblyForever) attempt to […]

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