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…

The Quiet Truth

Regret is knowing the truth and going in the opposite direction. The truth is a whisper and, if it is to guide us, we must first be quiet enough to hear it. Once we hear the truth, we must then be brave enough to follow through on what it is telling us. This requires a…

Running Blind With Fear

As much as we feel as if we are chasing what we value, more often than not we are simply running away from what we fear. Fear is a much more powerful motivator than hope. The fear of not having security, status, health, wealth, or love, not to mention food, water, clothing, and shelter, drives…

Courage Requires Risk

Courage means showing up, even if it breaks your heart. They are often the things we avoid most fervidly that we need more than anything to do. These are the experiences that cause us the most fear, the experiences that we know will cause us pain and heartache. They are also the things that, if…