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grains of failure

grains of failure

The problem with throwing up your arms and saying you’re a failure, or moaning unquantifiable mistakes is that there is nowhere to go and nothing to learn. Making mistakes and stumbling is as much a part of being human as taking in oxygen. We were born out of non...
don’t force change

don’t force change

We love to operate our lives in one of two modes; run and stop. When we are inspired and motivated, we get an unbelievable high and always overestimate how quickly and how easily we will get to where we want to go. Often, on the down slope, when the excitement and...
and don’t forget to clean

and don’t forget to clean

When you are stuck. When your wheels are turning without traction and when you feel like you find it hard to breathe, try cleaning a little. Ok, forget a little, start cleaning a lot. Don’t forget to clean. And not just metaphorically but physically. It doesn’t matter...
stay the course

stay the course

Don’t ever stop. Never. Certainly not when you feel tired or when you’re down. Or when you’re frustrated that you are not making any real traction. When you think to yourself that all of this is simply impossible, unattainable, and doomed to fail. Don’t stop. Keep...
make lots of mistakes

make lots of mistakes

Make lots of mistakes, that is what I wish for your life. Lots and lots of little and big fuck ups, mistakes, and blunders. But before you object and think less of me, let me explain. For the longest time I had tremendous hangup about being wrong and making mistakes....
unfinished

unfinished

Finished is better than unfinished, but unfinished is better than not having the fortitude to begin at all. That is something we should never lose sight of. We need to remember to contently welcome long periods of unfinished, because they are better than having...