Joy And Difficulty For A Sustainable Practice

“I think the most important thing is to have fun. Everyone wants to progress, to get better, but, if you have fun, you will never quit… you will always do it. Eventually, everyone gets better. If you have fun, you will keep showing up.“— Caio Terra, 12x Jiu-Jitsu World Champion In whatever we do, we…

Transcend Difficulty By Practicing Discomfort

If you do something difficult every day, when unexpected difficulties arise, you will have had lots of practice at dealing with them. None of us wishes to live in difficult times. If anything, we tend to do everything in our power to shore ourselves up against and to avoid difficulty, seeking comfort and convenience in…

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…