Failing doesn't mean you're a failure. That's a definition that is determined by you, not by your failures, mistakes, or even others. You make that decision every day by choosing what you do with your time, energy, talent. Get up and decide to learn from your failures and continue marching forward, trying this and that … Continue reading This is the way you can succeed
Growth happens when we try something new. But starting that new thing can be difficult; sometimes it feels impossible. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. You can break free and grow in ways you never thought possible by doing this. Experimenting. Starting is scary. All too often, that fear stops us from stepping … Continue reading One of the best ways to get a growth mindset
If you haven't read Range, by David Epstein (affiliate), you need to. It will change the way you think about thinking. Most of the world holds the notion that experts are what we need, people who are hyper specialized. Ten thousand hours are what it takes to succeed, is the belief (it's what I believed). … Continue reading This book will blow your mind
Perfectionism doesn’t help us progress; mistakes do. With the right mindset, they push us forward. We need to know that succeeding isn't neat and tidy; it’s sloppy and messy. It’s mistake-ridden. When you make a mistake, it lays the groundwork for improvement. Every failure is an attempt to do something. And in those attempts, you … Continue reading The one thing you need to make more of to grow: mistakes
We want to succeed, improve our work, write better. So we grind away, working more, harder, believing that’s what we should do. But that's wrong. Yes, we need to work hard. And yes, that often equates to long hours, dogged days, grinding away. Yet, there are times when no matter how many hours you put … Continue reading Sometimes rest is the best thing for your work
Failure doesn’t have to be the end; it can be a start to something better. Failing sucks—no doubt. It’s something we all want to avoid. And after we’ve failed, we may be tempted to quit, stop trying, hide. But that would be a mistake. For greater success is forged from the ashes of failure. He … Continue reading Failure is the secret to success
Don't wait, second guess, or think. Just start. Pick up that brush, begin typing, crank the wrench, put your money in. Do. Go. Begin. Don't worry about being perfect. Nothing ever started that way. It's always terrible at first. Expect it to be. The point is to do it regardless. In the doing, you will … Continue reading The way to get started…
Sometimes who we are and who we want to be feel too far apart to do anything about. But that’s not true in many cases. You can reach your potential. It starts with these words. “I can.” That simple phrase is the key to going further than we ever thought we could. And yet many … Continue reading One thing that helps you reach your potential
Have you ever wondered if you should do something else for work? You can. Of course you can find work that you enjoy. I've made my fair share of career changes, working at a church, a bank, and an interior design company before starting my company, a website design and development agency, specializing in Drupal … Continue reading Want to change your career? Do this.
Work-life balance is a concept that doesn’t help us achieve what we really want. What it’s supposed to do is help us find a way to make a living as well as pursue other interests outside of work. But I don’t think it does that because it is so nebulous. How will I ever know … Continue reading Can life and work really be balanced?