Competition

Competition

"You can't look at your competition and say you're going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you're going to do it differently."  - Steve Jobs

It's not important to be better than others, it's important to be yourself. I have to remember that the only healthy competition I need to have is with myself.

The Calling

The Calling

"To not live purposefully, authentically, and heed the Calling is painful... and the only way we are able to survive with the pain is to numb it and distract ourselves." - Adam Siddiq

The Calling. 

It sounds so cryptic, and yet most of us have felt it. It's a feeling where, even if just for a second, everything made sense. A moment so crisp, so silent, so pure...

Approve Yourself

Approve Yourself

"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." - Louise Hay

 

Perfectionism (noun): refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. 

The whole idea of being perfect continues to haunt my thoughts, dreams, and actions. Sure, sometimes I am able to push myself further and achieve greater results...

 

You do not have to be good

You do not have to be good
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."
-Mary Oliver

I think it is safe to say that in the year 2015, we are considerably blessed. Historically, freedom of thought and freedom from basic needs were nonexistent. We now have the capacity to do what we love; we get a chance to dream...

Find Your Passion

Find Your Passion
"Find your passion, invest in yourself through gaining wisdom, knowledge, and never, ever, stop learning." - J.A. Davis 

Computers were a passion of mine, so I dreamed of becoming a Computer Engineer. Then came Chemistry, I really thought I found it then; Chemical Engineering was the thing for me. Then there was Photography. Then there was Theater...