Does any of this sound familiar?
➤ You think in paragraphs
…but you have to speak in bullet points or your listener’s eyes glaze over.
➤ You see in shades of gray
…but you’re surrounded by people who see in black-and-white.
➤ You find complexity endlessly fascinating
…but it’s what drives other people crazy about you.
If this is you, then welcome! You’ve come to the right place. More than anything, I like to share big ideas with smart people.
Who the heck is Scott Weigle?
I’m the guy running this place, regularly baring my soul and sharing my thoughts about life and success and all sorts of interesting stuff. Long reads, illustrated, with video and audio.
You can read all about me and my life on the About page.
Even smart people have problems
Self-awareness can be a terrible thing, can’t it? Raw intelligence does not provide any special exceptions when it comes to:
➤ Hard life choices
➤ Consequences of decisions
➤ Health challenges
But when you are self-aware, you fully appreciate your (sometimes dire) situation. And if you are like me, struggling with both anxiety and depression, then these problems are magnified by your obsessive thought cycle.
Thus, my goal: to think hard about important stuff, find avenues for moving forward, then share it with smart people who want to take action in their lives.
Assistance on your journey
If you’re new around here, a good place to start is with the following articles. These are my most-popular, the ones that people have told me really helped them get their bearings and discover something important about themselves.
My overall philosophy
The perils of shortcuts on the road to achieving goals, and how to avoid starting and stopping over and over again. Plus, my approach to helping you.
The Difficult Journey from Point A to Point B: How Goal Achievement Really Works
How harshly do you judge your own features? Why are we so hard on ourselves? We can remove some of that judgment from our reflections with – appropriately enough – some self-reflection.
Why You Hate Looking in the Mirror, and How to Accept the Person You See There
Understanding your motivations
If you’re great at your job, then it’s very likely that you are slowly dying from working harder than your team. How to take stock and restart your work life.
You’re Great at Your Job. Which is Why Your Boss and Coworkers Are Slowly Killing You.
Finding your path forward
We revere people who follow the beat of their own drum. It’s also obvious that 99% of the population is unwilling to do that. Are you? And how can you break free?
You Talk Like a Lone Wolf, But Act Like a Sheep. How to Break Away from the Herd and Achieve Your Goals.
How can an entire world of humans know that important things need to get done, then willfully turn away and do non-important things? Here’s why we do it.
Quit Stalling on Your Life: The Real Reasons you Procrastinate and How to Overcome It
Are you ready to connect?
I hope so. Because I’d like to hear from you.
And if you’re thinking that you don’t need a connection…you might be surprised. I know I was. This is probably one of the biggest realizations I’ve had in the last five years: that I’m not totally an island that needs little contact with the outside world.
I’m more like an “almost-island” connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus.
We all need the ability to show up as we are, with no facade, share honest thoughts, and gain from the exchange. Connection – with the right people – can be powerful. Especially if you need some help getting starting or keeping moving.
Become a “lifer”
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That’s it! You are fully up to speed on my website and my plans for you (if you stick around).
Until next time…remember the OverExamined Life motto: Think about it. A lot. Then do something.
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