Fail High

I listened to a few Dan Miller 48 Days Podcasts today. I get on a roll and chunk about 4-5 episodes of a podcast at a time. In one particular episode, he dealt extensively with failure. The idea that struck me was this idea of failing high, that we really don’t know what we’re capable… Continue reading Fail High

Starve

Starve the thing you want to die. Feed the thing you want to flourish. Quit sneaking snacks through the jailhouse doors.

Sacrifice

Sacrifice and simplicity go hand in hand. Living simply assumes that sacrificial choices must be made. We can’t continually add to our lives without saying no at times. We love to accumulate. We love to say yes — to things, to people, to events. We have to say “no” if we are going to have… Continue reading Sacrifice

Three Simple Principles for the New Year

I brainstormed my goals for 2013 in Evernote. The total? 66 projects and goals. That is an overwhelming number. And chances are, I won’t get to all of them. That’s sometimes an excuse not to chip away at any of them. Something that is becoming more helpful: Filtering the goals through guiding principles. Three Simple… Continue reading Three Simple Principles for the New Year