Niklas Göke on Medium

Written by Niklas Göke

Niklas Göke on Medium

This year, instead of setting goals, try a one-word theme. You’ll be surprised how easy and efficient it is. Listen to find out more.
We need open minds more than ever, right when we’re least likely to have them
In a world where everyone’s trying to do everything, quitting isn’t just good for your health. It’s a superpower. So, how do you know when it’s time to quit?
When's the time for your mind to take a break? And what does your mind need to truly rest?
In truth, the only thing that’s toxic is calling things toxic left, right, and center — especially when the “things” you talk about are actually human beings. “Toxic” is a terrible word, and, plainly, not an adjective you should ever use to describe anyone. Why?
There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who love rewatching movies, and those who think it’s a colossal waste of our limited time. If you happen to be the latter, here's a piece of evidence that just might change your mind.
Protect your routines, not your rituals. Use one as the tool it is to maintain the other — nothing more, nothing less. Stay flexible, replace good with better, and throw out what doesn’t work as soon as it stops working...
Every day, tiny parachutes protect you from falling. You don’t know who made them. You don’t see them on your back. All you know is you’re okay, and that’s the part that matters.
If you spend hours looking for tricks, gimmicks, and automations, you may as well do the actual thing. Step up to your role in the small scheme of things, and before you know it, you’ll see: Small roles are not to be feared.
The man, a busy professional also named John, is stuck in a massive traffic jam en route to his much needed vacation. When he tries to circumvent the roadblock, he gets lost and, running out of…
When your phone asks you: "Why am I in your hand?" you should always know the answer.
Every day, you look in the mirror and see a human struggling to carry the world on their shoulders. You see wrinkles of stress etched into your forehead, caused by your unpaid bills. You see tired eyes about to blink a thousand times more until the report for your boss is finished. You see slumped shoulders that used to sit high and mighty, and you wonder: How can those shoulders keep carrying the world?