Through Resistance or Toward Regret (The Choice is Yours)

Taking the path of least resistance now leads to the path of greatest regret later. Avoiding difficulty does not, in fact, make our lives less difficult. It simply postpones the inevitable. This is especially true when we avoid difficult situations, conversations, or actions that we know, deep down, are what we want to, or must,…

Become Your Meaning

The good days may not outnumber the bad, but no one said that they would. Some of us struggle, with happiness always seeming just out of reach. The ever-driving search for meaning pushing us just beyond the place of contentment others seem to settle into effortlessly. Uneasy and anxious, we claw our way through the…

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…

One Thing For One Day

Do one thing to challenge yourself today. Tomorrow, do that again. The idea of doing something difficult, consistently, for a week, a month, a year, or for many years is daunting and, depending on the task, may even seem impossible. It is much less intimidating to simply commit to do that difficult thing today. It…

The Struggle and the Journey Are One In The Same

The journey itself, the discovery process, that is the hard part, but it is also where the greatest rewards are found. Doing something new or creative is like going on a journey into uncharted territory. It is difficult. It is scary. At times it feels lonely and hopeless. If the work you are doing is…