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How To Build Your Creative Self-Discipline

Self-discipline

In 2014 I was sitting on my couch blankly staring at my television. I was bored, really bored. I don’t even remember what was on at the time as I have a notorious channel-flipping habit.

Television was so unimpressive, I got up and wandered around my house. I ended up in our home office looking for an old sketchbook and set of graphite pencils I received as a birthday gift years ago.

I was so bored, I was going to draw because I had nothing better to do.

This was before I rediscovered the magic of reading again too. So a good book was out of the question.

During this moment of absolute laziness and couch-living monotony, I was “forced” into my creativity. I had no idea this desperate moment of entertainment-seeking was one of the best moments of my life.  Continue reading How To Build Your Creative Self-Discipline

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Being Your Better Self

Better

Why do we find being a better version of ourselves so difficult? I think we all have the intent and for the most part, we all desire to be “good.” But we all are taught to win at all costs. It’s a cultural lesson to be the best, we must do whatever it takes. Regardless of others.

Yet, have you tried to be your better self? If you come from a place of genuine good, your success in life and in anything you do, is more attainable. Ironically, being your better self is actually selfish and simultaneously altruistic. You feel good when you make others feel good. That is the ultimate high.

Is money that important? To survive yes. But to truly live, not really. To succeed, is that important? I guess it depends on what you want to succeed in. Do you want to draw the most beautiful drawing? How about painting the most beautiful painting? Do you want to raise happy and healthy kids? How about succeeding in all three?

Your Better Self

The best version of you isn’t hard to find. It takes a little effort and some thought. But once you find it, you will know. Your heart will tell you.

I have found my better self when I strive to do the right thing. Doing the right thing isn’t the easy thing, but it feels right. Others may not see it. Others may disagree or even take offense. But a better you makes a better person and eventually others come around. If they don’t, honestly that’s on them. Business, family, friends, everything is about relationships. Success in all these things cannot be found without positive relationships.

If you bring your best temperament to everything you do, your relationships are better, stronger, healthier. Your success is a result. Your heart and mind are at peace. You are happier. People like happy people. Think about that.

Strive and be the best you.

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Personal Reflection

Reflection
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Reflection is tough. The hardest thing to do is, is to step back and look at ourselves. Asking what can we do to improve who we are as a person, is truly difficult.

It’s also the most important thing we can do. Personal reflection is key to success in any relationship. Here’s why.  Continue reading Personal Reflection