Tag Archive: inspiration

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All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare. Spinoza Advertisements

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

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When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: either there will be ground to stand on, or you will be given wings to… Continue reading

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Resist the easy comforts of complacency, the specious glitter or materialism, the narcotic paralysis of self-satisfaction. Be worthy of your advantages…like accolades ought to be, the fulfilled life is a consequence, a gratifying… Continue reading

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It’s easier to avoid complacency than to reverse it. KB

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The relationship between Excellence, Practice and Failure.

Excellence is achieved by spending 10,000 hours practicing a given activity. Practice, however, is cited as the least enjoyable and most difficult experience along the way.  What’s the takeaway? Quit berating yourself while… Continue reading

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The question we need to ask ourselves is whether there is any place we can stand in ourselves where we can look at all that’s happening around us without freaking out, where we… Continue reading

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“When we leave ourselves alone, when we’re flowing like we’re supposed to flow … we automatically go into a creative mode.” –Alan Arkin from a conversation with David Ulrich in “Broadening the Arc… Continue reading

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Things aren’t permanent. Things will wear out and be replaced. Moments are permanent. They will never change once they occur and can never be replaced. Spend some energy on a moment instead of… Continue reading