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The Art of Setting Expectations

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“If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.” ~Terrell Owens   As humans, we almost always have some sort of expectations. Whether it’s a movie, a meal at a restaurant or a hotel, there are often preconceived notions floating around in our heads.   If it’s positive expectations, we may be anxiously […]

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The Liberation of Routine

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“It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.” ~ John Steinbeck   I’m not the type of person who thrives on routine. In fact, routine often makes me feel like I’m stagnating — as if I’m running endlessly in a human-sized hamster wheel slowly going nowhere. Over the […]

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The Brilliance of Mistakes

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“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” ~Oscar Wilde   Mistakes — we all make them. There’s not a single person past, present or future who hasn’t or won’t make them. They’re a fundamental part of the human experience, and it would simply be impossible to make any tangible progress without your fair […]