Posts tagged failure
Obscurity is Your License to Experiment

One million views on YouTube. One hundred thousand Instagram followers. Half a million likes on Facebook. That's what so many artists covet isn't it? The recognition — the eyes on their work. To get noticed, to be praised and to be criticized because even the haters are proof that your work is getting seen. And that's what every artist hopes for. A chance to be seen.

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Mistakes are not okay. Why does our culture celebrate them?

One of the most telling statements of our time is "mistakes are okay." In three words, the asinine need of our culture to be politically correct, tolerant and unoffensive is laid bare. While the intention of creating a peaceful, loving culture is rooted in a good place, statements that accept the bad along with the good are building blocks that create lazy, entitled wimps. Injustices, purposeful or otherwise, are being met with a slap on the wrist and discounted as a "learning process" when they should have been met with appropriate punishment. No... mistakes are not okay. For those who need a reminder, mistakes refer to events that were NOT supposed to take place.

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Taking Moonshots - the hidden benefits of doing big things

In running, I've learned, it's a mental game more than it is a physical one. Many people, despite what they convince themselves of, are in shape enough to run much further than they had in mind. Let's say, each evening, they set out to run 3 miles. A decent run to be sure. At the end of that third mile, they come in wheezing, legs cramping and head dizzy. In that moment they convince themselves that three miles is the outer stretches of their limits. They gave it all they had and still came back half-dead. However, put that person in a situation where they must run 10 miles and all of the sudden, the first three are just a warm up. It's the perspective that shapes their body's reaction to the physical limits.

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12 Things to Have by Graduation

Having recently graduated college, I have an incredibly clear hindsight of what was worth my time and investment over the last four years. Here are ten things that I have found to be invaluable in making a clean transition.

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