10 Articles That Changed My Life

It’s easy to find a well written article. It’s not always easy to find a well written article with genuine value. That’s because the Internet has nearly limitless value — you can use it to look up the correct spelling of a word, or to translate text between languages, or even figure out “what’s the […]

Don’t Fear The Word “No”

According to Wikipedia, Steve Jobs — co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. — has a net worth of US$5.7 billion. Conversely, I have a net worth of diddly-squat. Regardless of our drastically different levels of success, I feel somewhat connected to Steve Jobs. His 2005 Stanford Commencement Address changed my life, and I’m grateful. Consequently, […]

Change Your Life Plan Whenever Necessary

You’re not the same person you were five years ago. In fact, you’re not even the same person you were yesterday, because you are only who you are today. When you repeatedly spend each day choosing to be the same person you were yesterday, though, you get comfortable with the routine and forget that you […]

Learn From Mistakes, Don’t Repeat Them

While browsing the announcements board at my local library, I saw a job listing that seemed familiar: “Library Assistant — Public Library Technology Center” It reminded me of my last job — I started as a “Library Assistant,” graduated to a “Computer Guy,” then left after two years. I scanned the requirements and duties in […]

I Wish I Could Play Piano

I’ve wanted to play piano for a long time. I remember feeling jealous whenever I watched a skilled pianist create awe-inspiring music. I’d think to myself “Boy I really wish I could do that” — and then go on with my life, under the belief that I never actually would. The truth is, I always […]