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The Fear of Getting What You Want


Fear of success. Of all the things there are to be afraid of, you’d think that’d be near the bottom, alongside a big payday or a hug from your mother.

After all, that’s what we’re striving for, right?

But that doesn’t make it any less scary.

Aim Low For High Achievement

Mountain Climber

I’ve always believed in setting ambitious goals, in reaching for the stars. Setting the bar so high forces me to stretch and grow and break through boundaries. If I expect anything less of myself, the less I’ll accomplish.

Of course, there’s also a pressure that comes with this mindset.

My Elevator Pitch


I realized I failed to introduce myself yesterday. How rude of me.

Given the topics I’ll be writing about, we’ll get to know each other a lot better as we go along. But I wanted to get the basics on record.

How a Dream Becomes a Goal


This is my first entry for 100 Naked Words — my first of what will be 100 in 100 days (and hopefully beyond) — and I’m worried I’m not going to follow through.

Because I’ve struggled to follow through in the past.

5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your In-Laws


The in-law relationship can be one of the most challenging relationships there is. Even in the best situations, it’s still an arranged marriage. And when the two sides fall out of favor, it forces everyone to coexist within a bubble of discomfort and discontent.

Here’s how everyone can live happily ever after. Together.