Tag: growth

Unforgivable Character Flaws

Character flaws. We can’t deny them. Nor can we fix them in other people. Sure, we can work on tackling our own character flaws and mitigating their expressions, but we will never eradicate them this side of eternity. While we shouldn’t cherish our character… Continue Reading “Unforgivable Character Flaws”

Finding your Focus

Focus is something many of us lack. There’s plenty of kinds of focus. Focus in the sense of your actual attention span, focus in your work ethic, focus in your monetary investments, and focus in where you direct your free time. We live in… Continue Reading “Finding your Focus”

Mental Exercises to Keep You Sharp

Mental exercises aren’t just for mathematicians or professional chess players: they’re for creative types, too. I say this as someone who often neglects mental exercises because they take time. Why use the precious minutes of my day on something completely unrelated to my all-consuming… Continue Reading “Mental Exercises to Keep You Sharp”

The Secret Character Arc

Every good story needs a character arc. Plot arc and character arc—those are the two essential ingredients in any story. Without those two, you have something less than quality storytelling. What I’ve noticed, though, is that not all characters see their own arc. Now… Continue Reading “The Secret Character Arc”

Developing New Skills and Defeating Demons

Before developing new skills this year, it’s helpful to take stock of your existing inventory. Basically, before moving forward, you need to know where you are now. Taking a personal inventory is helpful for more than just skill development. Examining our minds and hearts… Continue Reading “Developing New Skills and Defeating Demons”

A New Year, a New You?

The beginning of a new year always brings an onslaught of resolutions, goals, and promises. It’s as if people think that the new year is somehow going to be “the one” in which they actualize their potential and fulfill their wildest dreams (or create… Continue Reading “A New Year, a New You?”