So what's this site all about?
This site all comes down to this: I am figuring out how to live an awesome life and make the world a better place. I'm convinced that not only are the two compatible, but they go hand in hand.
This is a place where I write about all my learnings mainly to help cement my own understanding of the world we live in.
I'm mainly built this site for my own selfish purposes. I don't plan on turning this into a business or money-making endeavor. It's mainly a place to catalogue my continual self development over the years.
A Tough Period
The idea of creating Warrior Habits came about a year after I realised that, with the right knowledge from books, courses and other people, I could solve some of the problems that I was facing...
Particularly psychological stuff like cripplingly low self-esteem, social anxiety, an inability to see anything through to the end without quitting and a tendency to suffer from overwhelm when faced with large, seemingly insurmountable, projects.
Up until my late twenties, I had always naively assumed that these issues that I faced were innate, linked to my genetics and that I didn't have any control over them.
On top of this, I was extremely cynical of self development - for some reason, I thought the whole industry was a bit of a fraud.
At some point, it all started to change for me. I can't clearly remember the timeline of events, but I do remember being in a pretty dark period in my late twenties. I don't want to say it was depression, but if it wasn't then it can't have been far off.
It led me down the rabbit hole of self development. I started to slightly open my mind up to it because nothing else had worked for me, so why not give it a try?
The Turning Point
A pinnacle moment for me was reading a book called The Six Pillars of Self Esteem by the late Nathaniel Branden. It took me over a month to study from cover to cover, I took copious notes, and it completely changed my perspective on things.
I started a daily writing habit to consistently remind myself the key lessons and I also did the exercises that were recommended in the book. Slowly but surely, I noticed subtle changes in my psychology and how that cascaded down into my behaviour.
Not only was my self esteem consistently improving, but I now understood that I had more power over my mind than I believed. I wasn't simply at the mercy of the issues that I was facing. I could take lessons from the millions of people that have lived before me to fix things and improve myself.
A Continual Journey
So, rather ambitiously, I resolved to study 140 of the top self development books that I could find, take extensive notes and produce videos about them. I'm writing this about 15 months after the start of the project having read 41 books and recorded 50 videos (here's my book list).
...My goal is to complete the full list by the time I'm 35. I'm
32, 33, 34 at the moment, so I still have a lot of work to get through to complete this!
I don't want to sound clicheic and I'm certainly not one to be overly dramatic, but this journey thus far has been pretty life changing for me and I'm extremely thankful that I stumbled onto this path.
The articles and videos that I produce are my attempt to contribute and encourage others to take the idea of personal development seriously to improve aspects of their own life.
Outside of my personal development passion, I like to lift heavy weights, play piano, am the co-founder of a software company, shoot pool competitively and am currently living in SE Asia.