Practice Caring to Practice Courage

Not caring about what other people think is not the same as putting ourselves out there and being courageous. Courage requires risk. It requires that, should we fail, there will be consequences. If we do not care about what other people think, no matter how personal and meaningful the work we do is, there is…

Practicing Toward Perfection

Failure brings us closer to perfection than waiting ever will. Not all ideas are meant to be brought to life, but if we are waiting for the perfect idea to present itself, under the perfect circumstances, with the perfect timing, we will create nothing. We will bring nothing new into the world. Whatever inspiration we…

Wings of Uncertainty

Gravity is real, but, with the proper preparations, it’s negotiable. Attempting some new venture is kind of like trying to fly. All of the forces around us and inside of us tell us it is impossible. They want nothing more than to pull us back down to Earth where we belong. In order to overcome…

Truth in Art and Grappling

“It is only brave before you do it.” —Debbie Millman Art, creative work shared with others, is a lot like grappling in that it takes risk to attain any kind of reward. In order to be successful, you must put yourself on the line. You must invest in losing, a lot. You must invest in…