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Even If You Did Half

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astonish ourselves. – Thomas Edison Yeah, doing everything you’re capable of would blow your doors off, but to even contemplate such is massive. Instead, just attempt half, or a quarter, or even an eighth of what you think you are capable of. …

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Live Now

Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life. – Lawrence K. Fish Live while you’re alive. When you’re dead it’ll be too late.

Find Your Peace

Each one has to find his peace from within. And for peace to be real it must be unaffected by outside circumstances. – Mahatma Gandhi This reminds me of something I heard in the past: real peace-of-mind is being unaffected by both the bad and good opinion of others. So, cultivate and nurture a peace that …

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It’s All Life

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on …

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Planning Done Well

It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. – Jacki Joyner-Kersee This quote has me thinking about planning, and about how people misunderstand planning. A couple things I’ve noticed: either people don’t see any value in planning or they worry that it will hinder their spontaneity. There’s not much one …

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How Feelings Work

I was reading a blog post from Seth Godin and about 2/3rds of the way through, he said the following: Stop engaging with the false theory that the best way to stop feeling like a failure is to succeed. – Seth Godin It hit me like a ton of bricks. Sometimes you have to identify …

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