It is easy to get drawn into the mindset of wanting to be celebrated for a massive achievement. However, that same mindset also convinces us that the 'go-big-or-go-home' mentality is the only one worth achieving. Perhaps a good exercise in mindfulness while completing today's challenge is to look around you and notice how some of the big things you appreciate could so easily have been unachievable if there was a simple small thing that was not achieved independent of the big audacious goals.
For years now, I've been contemplating writing that book. It started, stopped, started, and stopped again...and ran through that cycle a few more times. A couple of years ago I finally gave it meaningful consideration and started out with a collection of essays that I thought would be a reasonable first stab at that book. … Continue reading That Book I Promised for So Long