Practice Becoming

We are what we practice. Whether we are talking about physical, mental, emotional, or even creative habits, we are changed most by that which we most often do. Over time, repetition and routine become character. What we practice most is what we fall back on when we are under pressure, stress, or fatigue. This is…

Managing Our Attention

If we want to accomplish anything worthwhile, we have to start by managing our attention. It will not manage itself. Left to its own devices, our attention will drift, wander, and try to pull us away from that which matters most. It will do whatever it can to avoid that which is difficult for the…

On Friction For Growth

Two of our greatest teachers are failure and criticism, and improvement requires that we be open to both. None of us is truly objective with regards to ourselves. We cannot see everything about who we are, how we behave, and what affect we have on the world around us. This is especially true when things…

Give To Get

There are no guarantees that we will get out of something what we put into it. We may get more or we may get less than we put in, but things are rarely, if ever, truly equal. This should not discourage us from trying, however. After all, one way to guarantee that we receive less…

Seeking Our Values

We must determine what is important to us and seek that out unwaveringly and unapologetically. Some of us value freedom. Others value money. Others still value possessions or power or family or security or any of a number of things, feelings, or experiences. Values are very personal and very difficult to change. They are also…