Make Space in Your Life for Your Dreams

Here’s the number 1 excuse for people who don’t move toward their dreams. “I don’t have time.” I’ve got a job to go to and children to feed and friends to convince that I’m still the same boring old me. Between all of that, there’s no time left for going after big...

Guard Your Dreams from Yourself

It can be the most difficult thing to stop listening to everybody else and to start listening only to yourself. We’ve been taught time and again that we don’t know everything in this world. We’ve been conditioned to “be humble” and not rely on ourselves too much. And...

Demand More Out of Life

To demand isn’t something we were taught to do. We don’t make demands. Instead, we ask with a please sir and a million thank yous. We don’t ask for what we want outright. We beat around the bush, requesting teeny-tiny favors with huge promises of...

Town Crazies Unite

Ever felt like the weird-ass town crazy? People think you’re smart, but people think you’re so smart that you’ve gone off the deep end. Nobody understands what you’re talking about anymore. They don’t get all these things you’re all of a sudden so interested in. Of...

How to Be Humble

There’s something about brandishing your human imperfections that gets a lot of people off. Somehow, people like you so much more when you’re showing off all the things about you that make you not as perfect as they think you are or as you’re making...

The Great Equalizer

It can be hard right now to not blame the system. After all, there are so many things about it that need to be changed. There’s the fucked-up economy, for one thing, and how it’s designed specifically to elevate the lives of people who aren’t us —...

Say Goodbye to The Things that No Longer Are

I said goodbye to the past today. We all constantly do. Whether we like it or not, we have to. Life is always compelling us to move forward. It always brings us a new day to live, until it no longer does. And yet, it’s still always just a choice, saying goodbye,...

Why High School Valedictorians Fail Later in Life

There’s a study that shows high school valedictorians don’t amount to much in life. Basically, it says high school valedictorians peak in high school, maybe enjoy a bit of a high in college, and then go on to become middle-management employees at companies...

About the Circumstances You Can’t Change

Nobody ever talk to me about being born into circumstances you can’t change. I was born almost blind. Now, I can see. At six months, my parents couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my eyes. An eye doctor assured them it was nothing. At four, I started...

Quitting the Rat Race for Those Who Quit The Rat Race

I’ve always been something of an anti-establishmentarian. Even when I was younger and my natural talents allowed me to effortlessly rise to the expectations of the establishment, I’ve always inwardly questioned why things happen this way and what could be better if we...