Repositioning Yourself For Your Future Triumph

Repositioning Yourself For Your Future Triumph

October 20, 2014

After you’ve written your life’s mission statement (a.k.a. the conclusion to your life story) it’s time to take a hard look at your life to see whether you’ve positioned yourself in the direction of that grand resolution. Repositioning Yourself For Your Future Triumph Picture yourself as a plane prepared to take flight. First and foremost, before you can experience “take-off,” you must have the right coordinates for your destination. (No flight leaves the airstrip without a destination.) Now, if you’ve written down your life’s mission statement, then you can view this mission statement as expressing, in writing, your final destination. Now that you have this final destination, you must begin the process of repositioning yourself on the “runway.” For instance: if you’re set on reaching England, but your plane is currently aimed at Australia, well then it is time to turn that plane around until it is pointing in the direction of the United Kingdom. There is no use of having […]

What Is Your Life’s Mission Statement?

What Is Your Life’s Mission Statement?

October 13, 2014

A negative side-effect of our modern “instant gratification culture” is that we often measure ourselves by how much we are accomplishing in this moment, instead of how much we hope to accomplish by the end of our lives. We tend to believe that all the things we’d like to have—like having a boyfriend, getting our dream job, or achieving spiritual enlightenment–are all things that we should be capable of achieving right away and with little effort. And why wouldn’t we believe this: we can send a message to someone half way across the world and they can receive it in an instant—so why can’t our dream be achieved with the same type of ease and alacrity? As I try to manifest my own dreams, I am realizing that, for instance, just because I can get an uncooked meal warm and ready within 2 minutes (simply by throwing it in a microwave oven) does not mean that my dreams should be achieved […]

How To Cheer Up When You’re Going Through A Creative Depression

How To Cheer Up When You’re Going Through A Creative Depression

October 6, 2014

Unfortunately creativity is not always sunshine and roses: sometimes our creative endeavors can make us feel depressed especially when things aren’t going the way we want them to. I believe there are 3 causes to what I will call “creative depression,” or a feeling of depression related to working on a creative project. Today I’d like to cover what I believe are the three causes to creative depression and how you can address them: Cause #1: You are not living as the fullest expression of you We live in a very anti-creative world. If you don’t believe me than go to the grocery store with a lampshade on your head and I’ll bet you a thousand bucks that the entire store will look at you like you’re a crazy person (someone might even report you to the authorities as having escaped from a mental institution.) Many creative people do not recognize this fact however, and are so used to repressing […]

Why Narcissism Is Sometimes Necessary

Why Narcissism Is Sometimes Necessary

September 29, 2014

This post is a part of an ongoing series entitled MIP (Man In Progress).After my 25th Birthday I decided to improve three aspects of my life, my physical well-being, my romantic relationships, and my writing career. My philosophy is that a writer’s work and his life are irrevocably intertwined and in order to improve one, we inevitably have to improve the other. … These days, people are lauded for being self-obsessed. Vanity is rampant. Superficiality is rewarded and praised. Our deep interconnectedness is often pushed aside in place of feeling more “special” than others. Any victory is an independent one, not community-shared. We are successful because we worked hard. We are wealthy because we earned it. We are deserving of this or that–because, well, its us. What other reason would we need to be deserving? We are entitled. We are smug. We are spoiled. The age of “me” has arrived. We are, officially, the “selfie-generation.” Narcissism Run Rampant Lately, I have encountered the worst of the selfie-generation. I have encountered so […]

Ollin’s Birthday Sweepstakes Contest: Enter To Win A FREE Amazon Kindle Paperwhite!

Ollin’s Birthday Sweepstakes Contest: Enter To Win A FREE Amazon Kindle Paperwhite!

September 23, 2014

Happy Tuesday courageous creators! My name is Chris, and I am the new Community Manager for The C2C. I’ll be helping Ollin manage his blog. I just wanted to let you know that from now until October 3rd we have a special sweepstakes for C2C followers in celebration of Ollin’s Birthday which takes place on September 28, 2014. The THREE giveaways will be: A free Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eBook Reader A free kindle version of The Courage to Live by Ollin Morales A free kindle version of The Heart Mender by Ollin Morales In order to qualify for the prizes, you must: 1. Like the C2C Facebook page: http://goo.gl/uwchnu 2. Follow @OllinMorales on Twitter: http://goo.gl/FlP3Ha 3. Subscribe to www.thecourage2create.com (click the sheet of paper icon on the far right side of the menu on this website’s home page, and enter your email in the subscribe pop-up menu) 4. Write a blog post sharing what you like about the C2C and a link to your favorite C2C blog post. If you […]

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