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,…

Courage Points Toward Resistance (Not Away From It)

The barriers between us and our freedom and fulfillment often look and feel a lot like the exact things inside us that we do not want to face. We each have within us a compass of sorts, but it works backwards. Instead of pointing us toward our true north, it actually points us away from…

Desire Is Not Doing

We can talk about what we want forever, but no one will take us seriously until we actually take action. Basing our lives on shoulds, oughts, and wants does nothing to move us in the direction of our actual desires. In fact, quite often, we find ourselves saying the things we want as a way…

A Thousand Deaths by Hesitation

Waiting for perfection before taking action is just procrastination masked by a poor excuse and unrealistic expectations. Perfection may be an ideal, but it is unattainable. Waiting for perfection to manifest prior to doing the thing we know must be done or even simply doing the thing we know that want to do is really…

Focus On That Which You Actively Avoid

Procrastination will get you nowhere and it will take a long time to get there. If we are honest with ourselves from day to day, we know what we must do for the betterment of our lives. We know what we want to do, how we want to spend our time, who we want to…