Cracking Walnuts

I’ve noticed my writing has been too self-help to my liking. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with self-help—especially if it helps you clarify your thinking and enable you to change. But my ideal form of the Renaissance Life media / personal outlet isn’t just encouraging words, but practical advice and skill development.

I guess the reason I’ve caught the self-help bug lately is that’s what I need myself. For good and bad, last year broke a lot of things in my life. And now I need to find a way to rejuvenate/reinvent myself. It’s an opportunity to reassess and reset my priorities and trajectory.

‘Opportunity’ not out of unrealistic optimism about my current problems, rather, opportunity because that’s the hopeful path forward.

Opportunity keeps us sane, and problems open us to change. Sometimes we are so unaware (or too stubborn) to see what we need to change. We’re like a hard walnut—mistakes, problems, failures crack us open and lead to the good editable stuff.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1238

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