Re-calculate Philosophy:

Embracing Change, Lifelong Learning, Overcoming Fear of the Unknown, and Seizing the Moment for a Brighter Future

Welcome to the Re-calculate philosophy, a life approach designed to help you navigate through times of change with resilience, self-compassion, and a focus on personal growth, continuous learning, overcoming fear of the unknown, and seizing the moment. The Re-calculate philosophy is inspired by the old GPS systems that would display a “Re-calculating” message after an error was made. In life, we can apply the same concept: we shouldn’t forget our past, but we should use our acquired skills, errors, and successes to build a better future. Embrace knowledge and invest in yourself by learning something new every day. Recognize that fear of the unknown is temporary, and by facing it and learning from the experience, you can conquer anything and become more confident in handling future challenges. Don’t let procrastination and fear hold you back; seize the moment, take action, and enjoy the rewards of your accomplishments.

Here are the foundational principles of the Re-calculate philosophy:

1. Embrace change Change is an inevitable part of life. By viewing change as an opportunity for growth, we can overcome fear and resistance, and learn to thrive in new circumstances.

2. Reflect on the past Take time to evaluate your past experiences, both positive and negative. Learn from them and use this understanding to shape your future decisions.

3. Cultivate resilience Develop the skills needed to cope with challenges and maintain a positive outlook on life, even in the face of adversity.

4. Foster a growth mindset Believe that you can learn, grow, and improve from your experiences. Embrace challenges and see setbacks as opportunities for growth.

5. Focus on strengths and skills Identify your unique strengths and skills, and use them to adapt to change and create a better future.

6. Set realistic goals Set clear and achievable goals, breaking them down into smaller, more manageable steps to make adapting to change feel more attainable.

7. Stay flexible Remain open-minded and adaptable in the face of change. Flexibility allows you to explore new possibilities and find alternative ways to achieve your goals.

8. Practice self-compassion Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, especially during times of change. Recognize that everyone makes mistakes and faces setbacks, and that this is a normal part of life.

9. Build a supportive network Seek out and maintain connections with others who can offer support, encouragement, and guidance during times of change. A strong support network can be invaluable in helping you adapt and grow.

10. Maintain a sense of humor Remember the importance of humor and laughter in managing stress and maintaining a positive outlook. A light-hearted approach can help you navigate change with more ease and grace.

11. Embrace lifelong learning Commit to learning something new every day. The knowledge you gain is a valuable investment in yourself that will contribute to your personal growth and self-esteem. By consistently seeking out new information and experiences, you’ll expand your skill set and become more adaptable in the face of change.

12. Harness fear for growth Recognize that fear is a natural human emotion, often signaling that something important is at stake. Instead of letting fear paralyze or overwhelm you, use it as a catalyst for positive action. Reflect on the source of your fear and develop strategies to overcome it, pushing yourself to step outside your comfort zone and grow.

13. Conquer fear of the unknown Understand that fear of the unknown is often temporary and can be overcome by facing it and learning from the experience. As you confront uncertainty and gain knowledge, the fear dissipates, making you more confident and better equipped to handle future challenges.

14. Seize the moment and enjoy the rewards Realize that procrastination, stagnation, and fear of the unknown can lead to a painful state of inaction. However, the pleasure and satisfaction derived from facing challenges and achieving your goals can be truly rewarding. Like diving into a lake, once you take the plunge and immerse yourself in the experience, you feel invigorated and joyful. Remember that life is short, so don’t waste time on procrastination and fear; instead, seize the moment and savor the rewards of your accomplishments.

Join us in embracing the Re-calculate philosophy, and let’s re-calculate our way towards a brighter, more resilient future together.


Marc St-Arnaud, Author

I thrive with my colleagues, friends and family to learn something everyday,

On January 11th 2024 @ 17:14:37, I will have 2,000,000,000 seconds… By the way, I like numbers.

More to follow, I am re-calculating…


Marc St-Arnaud

Tremblant, QC, Canada