Quit When You’re Happy

Quit When You’re Happy

Sounds like a weird concept. Why would you quit if you’re happy? Actually, I used to have this all wrong. I would quit when I was down, in school when I couldn’t find a way around failing, or at work when it got tough. And every time I quit, I had a feeling like I was...
Letter From My Future Self

Letter From My Future Self

Dear Thomas, This is you. You’re confused right now, because you are not asking the right question. You’re trying so hard to convince yourself you’re asking the questions you genuinely are curious about, but all you’re doing is tip-toeing around. You’re doing this...
Many Ways to the Top

Many Ways to the Top

Standing on Top of Mount Whitney on September 28th 2017 I just got back from a weekend camping trip in the Tahoe National Forest. While it is basically summer, the temperatures at night did not reflect the season. During the second night, it dropped below freezing,...
Finding Passion in Everything You Do

Finding Passion in Everything You Do

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. — Anonymous Wouldn’t it be nice to be really passionate about everything you’re doing? I at least thought so when I decided to go on a quest of finding passion. The first hurdle I had to...
Avoid Old Behavior Patterns

Avoid Old Behavior Patterns

Every year, almost like clockwork, I fly back to Austria to visit my family during the winter holidays. It’s practically become a ritual for my mother to pick me up from the Airport in Salzburg on December 24th. And every year without fail, I spend the 14 hours travel...