Thoasp: Thoughts of an Aspirationist

Thoasp sounds a little strange, huh? Good – that means it’s different than what we’re used to reading. The purpose of this blog is to share and expand on the possibilities stemming from personal direction, done by originating and inspiring thought. To start off, I’ll be clear about this post. To inspire requires a two…

Thought

This blog is called Thoasp, or thoughts of an aspirationist, but I haven’t covered thought yet. So here we go. First, A statement by Michael Scriven & Richard Paul, presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform, Summer 1987. source Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing,…

Intelligent Ambition.

Have you seen blind ambition in motion before? How about what happens when a bull is blindfolded, rushing towards its’ target? It’s interesting to consider. Ambition without your own clarity might seem the same way. Driving a fast car with no direction in sight – maybe like a dog chasing cars, maybe like a beautiful…

Serenity.

Serenity is a be state. The state that it is might be confluent with someone who attended and successfully recovered using a twelve step program through the following phrase: God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Living…

How to learn from an Interview

Take notes and review those notes when they are applicable. Identify at least one way that the experience that you’re witnessing is empowering you – even if it’s just being present with like minded people. How would you like to spend an hour with someone who’s earned over a million dollars in revenue over a…

Perfect.

Is a perfect example one that suits the definition you’re looking to reinforce? Is that the same one that empowers you? Perfect, like poverty, can only exist in limitation. Unlike poverty, perfection and discipline are both focuses that can empower anyone to do what they set out to do. Perfection, in this context, could be…

Influence.

Energy as it stands on its’ own can reveal any manner of its’ own forms. It’s often imitated but never duplicated by its’ offspring – those that are created out of it. In this crux, center is a serious consideration that we may or may not be able to act without energy as we are.…

Meta Bullshit.

Beyond the wonderful land of bullshit in a sea far, far away is a place where informed people make informed decisions. Indeed these people are on an island if they’re surrounded by sea, even if no one calls it an island any more. A great directive that anyone can start with is something that Tom…

Exploring Concepts

Imagine that every abstract concept had real estate in the form of a cave. Unlike a regular cave, these abstract caves may grow in size and to the point that one chooses to expand upon it. The more you learn about a cave, the more it’s mapped out in your mind. The more you enter…

Pristine.

Like clarity, pristine can point to a clear sense – whether it’s through environment, mindset or otherwise noted. Unlike clarity, we’ll explore the idea of pride in cleanliness in this post. It’s good enough for the United States Post Office, why wouldn’t it be good enough for the critical thinker or the aspirant in you?…

Impossible.

Do you think it’s possible for everyone to be a millionaire? Interesting question, isn’t it? Most might believe that it’s impossible, and by attempting to do it the same way as everyone else might just make it appear to be true. In some sessions, Bob Proctor has shared on occasion that he would hold up…

Productivity.

The activity of producing an outcome. In activity it might be linked to action since all three suggest the same thing. Conventional productivity might look like its’ definition. Unconventional productivity might look like the methods Brendon Burchard discovered in his research involving the topic. Action, as an example, will always produce a result. Even in…