Prioritizing Importance

There is only so much we can accomplish in a day. As long as we have used our time wisely and have not squandered it, we should not be hard on ourselves for tasks left undone. If we have prioritized well, the things we were unable to get to were the least important anyway. We…

Progress Over Completion

We cannot control all aspects of life, nor should we expect ourselves to be able to. A lot of things come at us from day to day, probably more than we can effectively address, manage, or resolve. That is okay. Trying to solve every perceived problem, complete every task, and make progress in every direction…

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…

The Difficult Thing

Do the difficult thing first. Get it out of the way. Check it off the list. Face that which you are most avoiding. Do it while it is convenient knowing that it is never truly convenient. Do it anyway. Do it now. It will not become easier with time. Time only adds to the fear,…

Managing Space (A Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Sometimes the best input is silence and the best proximity is distance. There are more people than ever who want to tell us how to feel, what to believe, and how to act, but there are very few who are actually concerned with how we feel, what we believe, and what we want to do…