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Dare to Be Mediocre

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, June 10 2020

"Be the best."  You hear it all the time.  Constantly striving to be the best in anything that you do.  But that's not realistic in a broad sense: you can't be the world's greatest chef, baseball player, parent, video game player, driver, singer, and dancer.  Quite the contrary, you are constantly balancing everything you do—getting better in one a...

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6 Simple Habits for Greater Meaning

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, April 8 2020

Being stuck inside during the coronavirus is tough.  Worse, it can lead to slacking off on the daily life maintenance that maintains your health and well-being.  One of the difficult parts of life is that improvement and deterioration are incremental, so you don't always notice them.  For example, you don't always stop exercising, eat only fast foo...

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Why "Make Your Bed" Is Such a Powerful Message for People

Nathanael Garrett Novosel, January 29 2020

With their pithy-yet-powerful points, Admiral William H. McRaven's advice to "make your bed" and Dr. Jordan B. Peterson's recommendation to "clean your room" are resonating with millions of people.  Why is that?  Well, this return to simple, clear goals that an individual can accomplish to instill a sense of purpose is filling a major hole in the h...

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