Fear of achieving your goals

It was in the final days before my first Ultra run that I noticed a strange question popping up briefly in my mind: "What if I will make it?". It was a fear that surprised me.

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My first ultra run

49km to go to reach my yearly running goal. The thought crept in my mind: that is completed when running one Ultra... What if I just did it?It didn't let me go. I couldn't shake it off. 

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The 2020 rev up

I started off the year 2020 proclaiming it to be my best year ever. And even with all the turmoil going on in the world this year (COVID-19) I have been right about that: it definitely has been my bes…

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The power of belief and mindset

Mindset and beliefs are closely tied together. I have been thinking and reading a bit about that lately and will try to summarize some of the lessons I deem valuable to remember at this point in my li…

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How to have a great day

Over the course of the last few weeks I've had several conversations about how I structure my days to make them productive and feel good about what I've accomplished. Here my thoughts about it!

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Writing is hard!

Currently I have 5 articles in progress. Today I was determined to finish one. After several attempts to finish up one article I gave up and decided to write about exactly this: writing can be hard!

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Investing in myself

One of the things I am interested in a lot is growth. Growth as a human being, as a person in all the roles I fulfil in my life: father, husband, friend, runner, developer etc. Investing in myself is …

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Nice git overview for beginners

Talking with a friend of mine who just picked up coding again, I searched for a getting started tutorial on working with `git`.Found a great overview which you can consume in just a couple of minutes:…

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I feel, therefore I am alive...

In dutch the saying 'I think therefore I am' from Descartes translates to something like 'I think therefore I exist'.Speaking with someone the other day about being stuck in your head while your stoma…

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Mind matters

Every time I remembered the coming deadlines I switched gear: I couldn't change anything about it even if I wanted to... 

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A week into working less

A week into working less —actually 2 weeks when this article gets to see the light of day— I have seen some remarkable results of that one simple decision.If you just rather jump to a summary of the b…

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I decided to work ab-normal hours

Huh? You might wonder what I am talking about... Ab-normal hours? What is ab-normal hours? Were you working normal hours before? What the heck are you trying to communicate?Well — let me try to answer…

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