Focusing On Our Goals (For Our Tribe)

Our actions should support our goals, but our goals should support our community. It is important to have clarity with regards to our personal goals and to shape our lives in such a way that we are working toward them, not against them. As we become more focused on what we want to achieve, we…

The Winding Path To Contentment

It is okay to admit that the things we thought would make us happy, in fact, do not. Every single one of us has a story, perhaps even several, that we tell ourselves, about what our ideal life might look like. We think, if only we could have or experience this or that, we would…

Attention To Distraction Is Attention Wasted

Trying to solve the world’s problems is a great distraction from doing the work that actually matters. Every moment spent trying to fix the world outside of our reach is time, energy, and attention not given to our personal lives, our relationships, and our community. Every moment spent focused on perceived problems beyond our control…

Distracting Ourselves (To Excuse Ourselves)

If we have goals we want to achieve and the means by which to achieve them, the greatest battle we face from day to day is the battle against distraction. Quite often, what stands between us and our goals is clarity, time, and resources. That is, our goals are not clearly defined, measurable, and realistic,…

Need Should Inform Desire (On Contentment)

Contentment begins with aligning our desires with our needs. Often, what we want and what we need are quite different from one another. Part of maturing as a human being is developing the ability to look beyond the former and embrace the latter, ideally to the point where they eventually converge such that what we…