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636: The Strain Of Progress

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In my conversations with entrepreneurs on a (mostly) daily basis, I’ve noticed many share the strain of progress.

The strain is this: “I should be further along than I am.” “Things should be like that, yet they’re like this.”

That little word – ‘should’ – is where all the tension lies. We seemingly get it from comparing what others claim their efforts produce, or how a culture defines success, then comparing our reality to that aspiration.

There’s a beauty in the realization that what others say isn’t necessarily true, what culture defines as success isn’t universally correct, and there’s no right or wrong answer to your journey.

The alternative, of course, is to live with the curse of believing others are always better than you, smarter than you, faster than you and more fulfilled than you.

Progress is found in the pursuit of meaningful work as it was designed. You’re the designer. Not Entrepreneur Magazine, not your church or community, not your Instagram feed.



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647: The Lonely Leader

If a leader has no followers, are they really a leader?
We see this question pop up a lot. Perhaps it’s one of the reasons we’re so often proud of – or lust after – large numbers of followers on social media.

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646: Saying Goodbye

If–as the Stoics said–nothing that is natural is evil, perhaps we can ‘get the message’ that the journey is to be relished. Indeed, it’s the only part of our work we ever truly have.

You are creating what matters.

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sell it better & make more impact?

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