Results Precede Popularity

People may not take our ideas seriously until they see them materialize. If we have unpopular ideas, that is to say, if we have ideas that are not popular because they are too new, too different, or too disruptive to have caught on yet, we cannot expect people to believe that we are serious unless…

Changing Our Story (From Victim To Hero)

Our feelings are ours alone and it is up to us to change the narrative. Unless someone causes us some kind of direct physical harm, most likely the way that we feel about the actions of others toward us, good or bad, is more a matter of the story we tell ourselves about who we…

Our Inner Voice Is Ours Alone

We should not be jealous of others for behaviors our consciences will not abide. A conscience is a funny thing. It is both very personal and very specific. Attitudes and behaviors that do not appear to bother one person’s conscience may make another’s flail and scream in protest. Some people, it seems, have much stronger…

A World Of Opportunity

Simply because you agree with something does not mean it is right. One of the great tragedies of our modern age is the ease with which we are able to find others, often masses of perfect strangers, who agree with us when we are wrong. In the past, humans were confined by geography and technology…

Positional Perspective (Change Your Point Of View)

The only way to change our perspective is to change our position. If we want to see the world from a different angle, a different point of view, or a different perspective, we are going to have to change the way we look at it. This is not a mental exercise. It is impossible to…