We all make mistakes. We all go down paths that don’t end up working out the way we intended. And yet, we try and hide from that failure. We try to come up with a whole host of reasons of why it was the right decision, and why it would have worked if it weren’t […]Read more "It’s OK to fail. Just be honest about it."
Stop figuring out what to do based on how you feel in the moment. The good ones persist. Persist passed that feeling of laziness. That feeling of not being in the mood. Forget about it. We all experience it. The difference is in our response. We either choose to listen to our mood of the […]Read more "It doesn’t matter what mood you are in."
By constantly tethering ourselves to technology, we are killing the calm and stillness in our lives. And that calm that used to be such a constant companion is soon overtaken by the anxiety. Anxious about needing to find the next stimuli. Anxious that something new is happening that we will miss out on. Anxious about […]Read more "Embrace Boredom"
We are hurting ourselves. And we don’t realize it. We are just doing what we think will make us happy. The problem is – our horizon is too short. We are too focused on the moment. In a culture of instant gratification, we can’t go a minute without giving in to our idle curiosities. And […]Read more "Prioritizing Lasting Joy Over Happiness in the Moment"
They are making us more anxious. We are always tethered. Always afraid we are going to miss out on something. So we continually scan and check our phone for a new update. And for what? I did not realize what I was giving up until I started creating a little more separation. Clarity, focus, and […]Read more "Schedule time without your cellphone"
In a world filled with such distraction, I fear we are letting this question slip away from the forefront. We are suppressing the question in exchange for distraction and constant stimulation. There is so much meaning still in our lives – if we choose to seek it out. Yet so many of us are allowing […]Read more "Is it meaningful?"
Tim Urban has a brilliant TED talk about procrastination, and more specifically, the two types of procrastination we encounter. And he makes the argument that we are all procrastinators. Our procrastination is either contained or not contained. Contained procrastination represents something that has a specified end date and end time. There is a timeline to […]Read more "There are two types of procrastination. One is far more dangerous."