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6 Ways We Fail at Progress (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 269)


“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
— Buckminster Fuller

Everyone moves; very few make progress. Progress is not achieved by happenstance or osmosis or luck. It takes intentional, willful, purposeful work on your own mind and heart and soul every single day. Most people give up because the journey to achieving the progress they want looks so far away. All progress, however, is based on a deeply innate and universal desire to be and live beyond our comfort zones. If we channel it so, every mistake and every success is progress. Read more…

3 Realistic Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 163)

3 Realistic Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

“Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.”
— Seth Godin

Vulnerability keeps us on the road of improvement. We may never get to our ideal self fully. But striving in that direction is more than enough. Transparency is the glue that binds hearts, creates meaningful relationships, and establishes an environment where people are willing to stick it out with each other. None of us are perfect and even if we were to live forever on earth, we’ll never reach ultimate perfection. Truth and trust are the closest we will get to a sincere and consistent place of living.  Read more…

3 New Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 114)

3 New Signs You’re Moving Forward

“If you take care of important things, the urgent things don’t show up as often. The opposite is never true.”
— Seth Godin

Some things are urgent and some things are important. Focusing on one will keep you in firefighter mode. Paying attention to the other will help advance you toward your goals. Most of what we encounter every day — situations, problems, and people — are urgent, but not important. Urgent things are short-term; important things are usually long-term. Important is coherent; urgent is muddled. Important is methodical; urgent is scattered. If you’re not playing in the hand of one, more than likely you’re dancing in the hand of another. Finding out what side you’re on will help determine how far you go.  Read more…

3 More Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 109)

3 More Signs You’re Moving Forward

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.”
— Seth Godin

A lot of times, we don’t make progress because we don’t feel the circumstances are perfect enough. Perfect circumstances, timing, people, or perfect anything should be the least of worries when we are trying to move forward. Everything, it seems, will be far from perfect. It may even feel like a struggle. It may feel slow and irritating. But you need to realize that struggle always precedes progress. And slow progress is a million dollars better than no progress at all.

Here are three more signs you’re moving forward in life even if you don’t feel it:  Read more…

Push the Limits, but… (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 91)

Push the Limits

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
— Steve Jobs

We all have someone we look up to. Someone we call our hero. That one person we try to idolize in thinking, behavior, and in every other way. The people we attempt to mimic are different to us. There are unlike everyone else, even others in the same line of work, and that is why we look up to them. Read more…

Embracing Discomfort (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 14)

Embracing Discomfort

“Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone.”
— Seth Godin

What direction does water take when placed in an opening of anything? It takes the form of whatever container it is placed — the path of least resistance. Have you ever seen the water at Niagara Falls flow up the crest line? No, it falls over the crest line.

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