Sustainability in Practice

A mediocre practice that we maintain is better than an exceptional practice that we quit. It is good to push ourselves, to try to reach beyond our capabilities, and to expand our limitations, but not if it continually burns us out. Burn out is not sustainable and a practice, by definition, must be sustainable. It…

The Wealth of Presence

“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” —My father via John Lennon via Allen Saunders The pursuit of wealth is actually just the pursuit of the experiences that having wealth affords us. Money, after all, has no intrinsic worth. It is just numbers and paper that we trade for…

Skill Does Not Equate To Purpose

Just because you are good at something, perhaps even better at that thing than everyone else around you, does not mean that it is your true calling. Sometimes we find ourselves in a position of responsibility based solely on a set of skills that we posses. We may even find ourselves in this position simply…

Success is a Process of Becoming

Success is not what we accumulate, but who we become. There is no mystical end point where we can say that we have arrived and that our work is done. If we are driven in any way, we will want to and we must continue to move forward. If there is no final destination where…

Maintain Your Bearing

Another person’s longterm plans may not include you. No matter how much you may wish to be a part of someone else’s life and their longterm plans, they may not feel the same way. You may be on parallel paths now, but while you continue to move forward, they may be making decisions and taking…