On Risk And Action

Action without risk mitigation is carelessness, but risk mitigation without action is procrastination. All action is inherently risky, but not all risk is necessary. Our goal should be to preemptively mitigate unnecessary risks to the best of our ability so that our actions have the best possible chances of success. No matter how much we…

On Mitigating Risk

No good argument can be made for taking risk unnecessarily when the same or better outcome can be had by mitigating risk instead. Risk, alone, is of no real value. In fact, unnecessary risk is detrimental to our survival, progress, and success. Proper research, planning, and preparation will guarantee us the outcomes we want far…

Facing The Fears Facing Us

If we do not find them first, our fears and insecurities will find us. We cannot ignore them, avoid them, or deny them forever. The harder we try to hide them or hide from them, the stronger they become. They are empowered by the darkness. To reject them is to reject a part of ourselves….

Choosing Compassion

Compassion is not required of us, but it certainly does help. We do not have to be kind, understanding, generous, gracious, or forgiving. There are plenty of other options available to us in every moment. In fact, many people get quite far in this life by being the opposite of these things. We must make…

Some Days

There will be some days when enough is all we can do. Life is difficult. Life is not fair. We will struggle. We will be uncomfortable. Not every day is going to feel like a win. Some days, we just make it through. This is part of the deal. If we want to feel joy,…