A Reason To Change

It is very difficult to improve upon an aspect of our life that we do not first acknowledge as being in need of improvement. There is not much motivation to change what seems to be working for us. This is true with regards to our beliefs, our character, or our relationships. Unless we perceive a…

Stand Up And Be Judged

We cannot live a meaningful life while also expecting everyone to like us. It simply will not happen. If we are attempting to be ourselves, to fulfill our potential, and to live a life in accordance with our truth, someone, somewhere will look down on us. Someone, somewhere will have something bad to say about…

Ideas Exist (With or Without Support)

If you have an idea and it gets shot down by those around you, you may not have supporters, but you still have an idea. The world is waiting for us to improve it, but there will always be resistance to change. When an idea is new, different, or disruptive, support is especially difficult to…

The Gift of Criticism

When someone points out your mistakes, thank them. It is impossible to have a fully objective view of ourselves and how we relate to the world. Inevitably, we are blind to some of our errors in perception, judgement, and behavior. We all make mistakes. If the people we surround ourselves with care about us and…

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…