I was introduced to the world of personal development & self-improvement back in high school.
Back then, I was an ambitious young kid with some big goals. Yet, despite no shortage of ambition, achieving these goals felt like an impossible task.
When it came time to actually take action and live up to the high standards that I had for myself, I’d always come up short and relegate back to old habits.
It didn’t matter how well-thought out my goals were, or how many inspirational quotes I read, I simply could not bring myself to take action when it mattered.
This constant cycle of setting goals, not achieving them, and then doing the same thing a few months later became my calling card for the next five years of my life.
Like many people on the self-improvement hamster wheel, I had this constant, nagging feeling that there was something missing from my life.
It just didn’t make sense to me:
- Why was changing my behavior so hard?
- Why couldn’t I take action despite having the right intentions?
- Why did my motivation always seem to fade at the wrong time?
- What’s happening in the brain that’s pushing me back to old habits?
These are the sort of questions that wracked my brain on a daily basis.
I knew that I wasn’t the only one asking them too, so I decided to go find the answers, apply them to my own life, and then share those insights with other people like myself.
Hey there! I’m Justin Gasparovic, a self-taught personal development geek.
After struggling with my own journey of self-improvement for years, I decided to launch Enemy Of Average in 2020 to help readers make positive changes in their life.
I’ve made it my personal mission to spread simple and actionable self-improvement advice to as many people as possible.
After spending thousands of hours educating myself on topics like habits, productivity, happiness, and mindset, I’ve been able to make significant progress in key areas of my life that plagued me for years.
Perhaps the most important and impactful discoveries that I made came after diving into various books/studies surrounding habit formation.
As a result, I decided to create a course called Build Better Habits — a video course which outlines a simple and proven framework for consistently making new habits stick.
And yet, just like all of you, I’m still a work in progress. There’s plenty of things that about my life that need to change, and there’s still some deep rooted insecurities that I’ve yet to address.
Let’s forge ahead and address them together! My hope is that you use the various resources provided on this this site to get off the self-improvement hamster wheel and start addressing the things that are keeping you stuck.
Use These Resources To Get Started:
To help you navigate this site and find what you’re looking for, I’ve included a quick-start guide below that will help you get started.
- Click here if you’re interested in my course, Build Better Habits.
- Click here if you want my recommended reading list
- Click here to start browsing articles specific to your goals.