With Or Without Us (On Shared Ideas)

Discouragement may be motivation enough to do great work, but it still hurts. Sharing is an inherently vulnerable act. It opens us up to criticism, disappointment, and discouragement. When we are passionate about an idea, a project, or a goal and we share our excitement with someone else, what are are telling that person is…

The Impermanence Of Failure

The only reason we do not act more hastily on our dreams is because we are more afraid of failure than we are of our time running out. If we take action in the direction of our dreams, whether they be big or small, failure is certainly a possibility. In fact, on our way to…

Stand Up And Be Judged

We cannot live a meaningful life while also expecting everyone to like us. It simply will not happen. If we are attempting to be ourselves, to fulfill our potential, and to live a life in accordance with our truth, someone, somewhere will look down on us. Someone, somewhere will have something bad to say about…

Fear Of Change Is The Fear Of Loss

Fear makes us perceive the potential for change as the inevitability of loss. Fear is a thief. It steals opportunity, growth, and relationships. It tells us that, if we will lose control, we will lose everything. It lies to us by saying that, if only everything stays how we think we want it, all will…

Changing Our Story (From Victim To Hero)

Our feelings are ours alone and it is up to us to change the narrative. Unless someone causes us some kind of direct physical harm, most likely the way that we feel about the actions of others toward us, good or bad, is more a matter of the story we tell ourselves about who we…