Give To Get

There are no guarantees that we will get out of something what we put into it. We may get more or we may get less than we put in, but things are rarely, if ever, truly equal. This should not discourage us from trying, however. After all, one way to guarantee that we receive less…

Seeking Our Values

We must determine what is important to us and seek that out unwaveringly and unapologetically. Some of us value freedom. Others value money. Others still value possessions or power or family or security or any of a number of things, feelings, or experiences. Values are very personal and very difficult to change. They are also…

Trading Excitement For Creativity

In order to be creative in one aspect of our life, we may need to be boring in another. Creativity is not an infinitely flowing wellspring we can tap into any time we choose. It requires space. It requires dedication. And, it demands attentiveness. Being that we are limited in our capacities for each of…

Routine Is The Foundation Of Progress

Routines help us do what we must when our motivation is lacking. Even with regards to things we want or need to do, it is difficult to stay motivated all of the time. Desire comes and goes. Passion comes and goes. Enthusiasm comes and goes. Routine helps us to stay on track. It helps us…

Honoring Our Time

One of the undeniable facts of life is that we all reach the end of ours eventually. This truth alone should make us want to slow down, savor the experience, and make the most of every moment. It is all guaranteed to be over someday. There is no reason to be in a hurry. There…