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When Hope Isn’t Enough: Why You Need an Action Plan

I like to think of myself as a hopeful person. And I really am— sometimes. Other days it feels like the sun will cease to shine and that there is no point to anything. I can become quite pessimistic on those days.

To hope is to desire something to exist that currently does not exist. It is the expectation and desire for something to happen. The challenge of hope is that expectation is a double edged sword:

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Why I Quit The Rock Band

- - Desire, Work

When I was young I would tell people that I wanted to be a rock star when I grew up.  Most of the time they took it as a joke; and most of the time I delivered it as a joke.  But a good joke is funny because it speaks some amount of truth.  For me, the truth was that I wanted to be a rock star.  I wanted the lights, the stage, the enthusiastic fans.  I wanted all of that.

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Why Your Dreams Matter

- - Desire

Your dreams matter. There was a time in my life when I didn’t know if I could believe that. It felt like the tension between my dreams/desires and the reality of my everyday life was so great that it would crush me. I felt stuck and the weight of the world was heavy on my shoulders. I’ve since come to know that we need places to voice our dreams. We need people to believe and hope on our behalf. And we need to be inspired by and invited into the dreams of others— to participate and to know that more is actually possible.

I believe in the power of dreaming.

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Dreams Hurt

- - Desire

(This post was written and published on 5/1/2014. Though I am older now, the sentiment expressed here is still very true.)

My calendar just popped up a notification:

Tomorrow is Dan Cumberland’s 32nd Birthday.

I have no idea how that happened. 32 is a big number. I’m not ready for it. But then again, I haven’t been ready for my birthday since I turned 18. I guess I have birthday sadness.

I feel sad. I feel sad that it’s been so long. I feel sad that life is still not what I want it to be.

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How Your Phone is Keeping You Stuck

I am never bored anymore. In any moment of down time, my device calls out to me to check in and see what’s happening on social media and email.

This is great from one standpoint: I don’t have to be bored anymore. And who likes being bored? Certainly not me.

It’s not great from another: what do we lose when we lose the ability to be bored? Even more disturbing: what happens when we no longer allow ourselves to feel the more difficult feelings?

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