Success and achievement are not the same thing

Success and achievement are not the same thing

“For some people, there is an irony to success. Many people who achieve great success don’t always feel it. Some who achieve fame talk about the loneliness that often goes with it. That’s because success and achievement are not the

Doing whatever it takes

Doing whatever it takes

“You need to go from wanting to change your life to deciding to change your life. Wanting can be done sitting on the couch with a bong in your hand and a travel magazine in your lap. Deciding means jumping

Four income levels

Four income levels

“Level 1. You start on Level 1 with $1 per day. Your five children have to spend hours walking barefoot with your single plastic bucket, back and forth, to fetch water from a dirty mud hole an hour’s walk away.

I learned that when life pulls you under

I learned that when life pulls you under

“We all deal with loss: jobs lost, loves lost, lives lost. The question is not whether these things will happen. They will, and we will have to face them. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us.

Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective.

Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective.

“Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are or, as we are conditioned to

Rich people get started.

Rich people get started.

Rich people get started. They trust that once they get in the game, they can make intelligent decisions in the present moment, make corrections, and adjust their sails along the way. Poor people don’t trust in themselves or their abilities,

Your field of focus determines what you find in life

Your field of focus determines what you find in life

“Your field of focus determines what you find in life. Focus on opportunities and that’s what you find. Focus on obstacles and that’s what you find. I’m not saying that you don’t take care of problems. Of course, handle problems

You just need to figure out what makes you feel alive

You just need to figure out what makes you feel alive

“Look around and see what other people out there are doing. Whose life makes you totally jealous? What things are people doing that you would love to do too? Who do you think is the coolest person ever? You don’t

Keep moving, keep growing, keep evolving

Keep moving, keep growing, keep evolving

“People who are successful are not only willing to get uncomfortable, but they know they have to make a habit of it if they want to stay successful. They keep moving through each new challenge instead of stagnating and settling.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve spent an entire week reading the book “Big Magic” through to the end. It made me think about perfectionism in a new way. This is definitely a beside table book for those who want to have a creative life