Life doesn’t always give you what you need. Sometimes you have to take it. The last two years has been a very interesting journey for me, of which I’ve enjoyed (almost) every minute. I’ve gone through four major personal cycles. I’ve come to appreciate the wavelike ebb and flow of life, and the constant cyclical …
When your natural tendency and preference is for exploring, it’s easy to become intoxicated by the newness of things. And once that wears off, it’s on to the next one. This works for a while, but eventually you’ll end up with a collection of half completed projects and big ideas. This is where learning to …
It’s important to understand that the hardest decisions to make generally don’t have a right or a wrong answer. There is often significant cognitive dissonance associated. There is a war going on between the different parts of our brain, all with a different stake in the decision. Unfortunately, overcoming dissonance to do something important can …
Whole brain decision making means incorporating the fact based, linear left brain and the more creative, holistic right brain. It is where good choices come from. It’s also rather difficult to listen to both sides of your brain if you’re not used to doing it. Most of us are weighted one way or the other. …
Motivation is to doing great work as a cough is to a weakened immune system. It’s a symptom. Doing what you love, doing work that matters, creating art; all leads to motivation. Without the underlying issue you won’t have the symptom. Get infected.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi Making an effort to improve the world is noble. And often it’s simpler than we imagine. Simpler in that sometimes the hardest problems are right in front of us, our own. Don’t confuse simple with easy. Who’s problems are you …
Recognizing fear is an art form. Because it’s never the same. Let’s assume for a second that you’re the type of person that tries to overcome your fears, instead of being afraid of the same things your entire life. Each time you encounter a new fear, it’s always a little different than the last one. …
Instead of Risk. Often times focusing on Risk will cause you to do nothing. If instead you can focus on the potential opportunity (and dream big here) your decisions may look a little different. I say, give opportunity a chance. Let it happen.
If you think that one day you’ll be struck with some sign of what your true passion in life is, you probably also play the lottery (as a legitimate career path) and are afraid of getting struck by lightning.