One of the smartest things you can do

Getting smarter isn’t about knowing everything, it’s about admitting what you don’t know. “I don’t know,” is such a simple phrase, but many of us have difficulty saying it to ourselves let alone to others. It makes us feel weak, vulnerable, stupid. But you’re not. It’s the furthest thing from the truth. Saying “I don’t … Continue reading One of the smartest things you can do

One simple mindset that leads to a successful life

You didn’t fail; you succeeded in trying. Don’t beat yourself up. Celebrate your courage, gumption, oomph. Now you just have to try again and again and again, remembering what you’re doing isn’t about failure, or success even. It’s about experimenting, learning, growing. It’s about living not just staying alive. So live. If you do that, … Continue reading One simple mindset that leads to a successful life

The worst thing that happens to you often can lead to the best results

Sometimes the worst things that happen to us are the best opportunities. They are the gateways to greatness. Giving up is always an option. Or, you can fight and find a way through the difficulty. The former will lead to the status quo or worse. The latter can irrevocably change your life for the better. … Continue reading The worst thing that happens to you often can lead to the best results

You need to know this about failure to succeed

Failing isn't just failure. It's a sign that you are trying, attempting—alive. When you fail, it doesn't mean you're silly or a loser or even a failure. No. It says you tried doing something outside of your comfort zone. It means you're an explorer, adventurer, believer. You're courageous. You know that life isn't just about … Continue reading You need to know this about failure to succeed

When creating feels impossible, you need to know this

Creating can feel like fighting nature: Impossible. Making that painting, writing that novel or blog post or, sometimes, even a sentence can make us break into a cold sweat. And it’s tempting to think, “Oh, I’ll just wait for inspiration to hit,” like a kid holding a kite as he waits for a strong wind … Continue reading When creating feels impossible, you need to know this