Boundaries of Courage

If you don’t maintain your boundaries and someone else steps over them, it may not be their fault. It is our responsibility to know ourselves and where our boundaries are. This is one facet of having integrity. Integrity is not only about what we do, but about what we allow and tolerate into our lives….

Get To The Point (And The Point Is Fear)

Courage is the basis for creative expression, but there is no courage without fear. If what we are doing is not challenging us, if it is not difficult, if we are not slightly uncomfortable, if our goals are not slightly out of our reach, we cannot say that we are being courageous. Courage requires some…

Fear Is The Beginning Not The End

You must choose whether fear will be a weight around your neck or a platform beneath your feet. Running away from that which scares us the most may take us to a certain point in our work, but facing it is what will take us to our greatest heights. We cannot have height in our…

Practice Caring to Practice Courage

Not caring about what other people think is not the same as putting ourselves out there and being courageous. Courage requires risk. It requires that, should we fail, there will be consequences. If we do not care about what other people think, no matter how personal and meaningful the work we do is, there is…

Practicing Toward Perfection

Failure brings us closer to perfection than waiting ever will. Not all ideas are meant to be brought to life, but if we are waiting for the perfect idea to present itself, under the perfect circumstances, with the perfect timing, we will create nothing. We will bring nothing new into the world. Whatever inspiration we…