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Choose Fear

Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear. – Cheri Huber Huh? Has Matt gone mad!? Nope, just wanted to get your attention. Now that, I hope, I have it, I’ll make my point. When we choose the safe and known over what we fear (and “fear” includes: merely being uncomfortable, a little anxious, a …

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Where Does Destiny Lie?

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – William Shakespeare So many people put the power for what happens to them outside themselves. What’s more they think that their lives are determined by some fuzzy thing called fate. Fate being the amalgamation of other people’s decisions, the vagaries of …

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Redefining Perfect

“Perfect” gets a bad rap. Why? Because it’s confused with “perfection” which is, non-ideal and non-resourceful. Things are perfect. And by “perfect” I mean they are just as they should be. There’s no way they could be any other way than how they are. Things are the way they are by virtue of the choices …

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What is Personal Religion?

We all have a Personal Religion (PR). A PR is the system of beliefs and practices we use feel safe and get what we have. Our PR is (generally) so powerful that it is hidden to us and cannot see it in everyday consciousness. I use the word “religion” purposefully because this system is more …

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Neither Swift Nor Easy

I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. – Marie Curie Success is simple, but hard work. There are no over-night successes or easy paths to riches. Whether it’s the “larger” progress Curie speaks of, or personal success, the truth is that the time must be devoted and the price …

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Where Do You Stand?

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. – Guy Finley Literally and figuratively. Where do you stand? *  *  * In terms of the literal bit, where are you? Are you doing work you care about? In a place and with people that connect you …

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Just Keep Getting Up

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. – Confucius People confuse glory, and success, with never failing. Quite the contrary. Success, and glory, consists of getting back up each time you get knocked down. Of learning from non-desired outcomes and beginning again, with wisdom and humility. …

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