The inside-out approach

This entry is part of a series of entries wherein I will layout to you the principles upon which Fueled by Wisdom is built upon.

Fueled by Wisdom used to be a personal development blog. But like what I’ve said in the About page of this blog, I guess blogging about one topic alone isn’t really for me. That’s one of the reasons as to why I wasn’t able to write for a long time. I lost my motivation to write. That’s why I’m turning this blog into a personal one. I guess my personality is better suited to this kind of blogging. I still love talking about personal development. But this time, I wouldn’t be talking about personal development alone. I will also be talking about my other interests. So if you are interested about the topics that I will be talking about, feel free to read them.😊

In essence, I will still be talking about personal development. But this time, I wouldn’t write about personal development exclusively since this blog is more of a personal blog now. So I will also be talking about my other interests. And as much as possible, I will connect them to personal development. In general, I will try see the connection between the topics that I will be talking about. That’s because, as a person with varying interests, I believe that everything is connected somehow in one way or another.

In general, Fueled by Wisdom is all about the inside-out approach that Stephen Covey talked about in his bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Getting at the root

Though this blog is a personal one, I still want it’s readers to get something valuable from it as much as possible. Aside from sharing my thoughts and talking about my interests and hobbies, I’m really hoping that it’s readers will learn a thing or two from it. I hope it will inspire them to make a change in their personal lives and to the lives of others around them. I hope it will also inspire them to chase their goals in and dreams life. You know, things like that.

In general, I am interested in getting at the root of things. I believe that for any change to happen. Whether it is personal change or otherwise. We have to start from within. We have to start at the very core of the thing that we want to change.

I am most interested with personal change more than anything. I believe that if we want to seek any kind of change. We have have to start with ourselves first. We have to start at the root of things. At their very core. This is the inside-out approach that I am talking about. Which is inspired by Dr. Covey’s idea.

Look inwards

“The poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly.”

-Bruce Lee

As Bruce Lee have said, “the poorer we are inwardly, the more we try to enrich ourselves outwardly.”

In a way, it is like the quick fix and band-aid solutions that Dr. Covey talked about in his book (The 7 Habits…). These kinds of solutions aren’t long-lasting. Sooner or later they will crumble.

That is because they aren’t built on a solid foundation. They are dependent on external sources.

Long-lasting solution

What we should be looking for is a timeless and long-lasting solution. Something that will never change even if everything changes. What we should be aiming for, in the words of Dr. Covey, is a “changeless core”.

“It is imperative to master the principles of the art of war and learn to be unmoved in mind even in the heat of the battle

-Miyamoto Musashi

Being unmoved in mind even in the heat of “battle” is the kind of solution that we are looking for.

In other words, we should be more interested in cultivating internal security. A kind of security that doesn’t let circumstance or other people determine its existence.

Self-knowledge

I believe that self-knowledge is the gateway and the starting point from which all of the good things we desire emanates from (i.e. inner peace, tranquility, success, sense of meaning, purpose, sense of fulfillment and so on).

While the lack of it often breeds feelings of emptiness, feeling lost, and aimlessness.

Why?

I am writing entries like this because I want the readers of this blog to be guided. That though this blog is a personal and multi topic one, it is still guided by a common theme.

All of it’s entries and topics are connected to one another. Because as a person, that is how I see things. I believe that every kind of knowledge is valuable. That if you will look at things closely, you will see that they are connected to each other somehow.

Thank You!

Okay that’s it for now, thank you for reading this entry. I hope you got something of out of it. Something valuable. Something that you can apply in your own life. If you would like to add something that you feel would be of great help to the other readers. Feel free to do so by dropping a comment down below. I and (I presume) the other readers would love to hear from you. Again, thank you for reading this entry. Cheers! Till next time!😊👋

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Inspired by: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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