Every year, near the end of the year, I like to review some of the best moments on Courage 2 Create.
Here are 2013’s most popular posts (and a few great posts you might have missed) enjoy!
Best Moments of Courage for 2013
Here are the posts that you clicked on the most:
With all that’s been going on in the world lately, it’s no wonder its hard for most of you to stay enthused about life. Luckily, this post helped you bring that spark back–at least for a little while.
What is your calling? How do you find it? And finally: how do you start following it once you know what it is? The answer to all three questions are in this post, which I think was rightfully popular among all of my readers.
I bid a fond farewell to one of my favorite series on the C2C: interviews with creative experts from all over the world and from all walks of life.
The popularity of this post made me realize that 1. Most people don’t know how to meditate and 2. Most people REALLY want to learn how to meditate. I guess that bodes well for humanity: we are so fed up with the chaos of modern life that we are more than ready to learn how to enter a constant state of peace.
Every once in a while I hit a nerve which causes a deep, visceral reaction among my readers. This was one of those times. (I love it when that happens.)
If you’re stuck right now, read this post and get yourself going again.
There are some posts that I write not with the intention of making them popular, but with the intention of simply expressing a lesson I’ve learned. This is one such post, but its popularity made me happy because it meant that I was truly able to express what I truly wanted to say, which is a nice feeling.
Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines: you’ve been asking me to write about them for years, but I hesitated because I thought the topic would be too boring and trite. Turns out I was wrong: addressing this topic ended up being very helpful and timely, as you all reinforced with your positive feedback.
I wrote this post expecting it was probably not going to go over well with most of you. I anticipated most folks would not like me telling them they had to stop blaming others for their unhappiness. And it’s true: some of you did hate me for saying it, but most of you appreciated it, which is encouraging. It means that my instinct is right: people really hunger to hear the truth, even though it may cause them to take a serious look at their lives.
Who knew it was devotion–and not self-punishment–that was the answer to becoming more disciplined?
A thorough study in what it means to be a successful entrepreneur. Everybody can learn from this.
Great posts you might have missed this year:
If this has been a particularly dark, difficult year for you, let this post offer you some solace and much-needed light in your time of deep struggle.
And if that fails… write some more.
Life only gets wider the more you live it.
It was that time I wrote about our lighting-fast, tech-saturated culture and how I hated Google Glass. Remember that? Now I realize that in my passion maybe I went a bit too far: Google Glass is probably not the end of humanity as we know it–it’ll just make us all look like jackasses.
This was a very quiet, unassuming post, mostly overlooked by my readers, but it was really representative of the earthquake-like shift I was going through at that moment. Unfortunately it is in one of those posts that only resonates with you if you are actually experiencing the “breaking” I am describing in this post. If you aren’t, the whole post probably ends up being kinda cheesy.
This year, my romantic life played out on my blog for all America to see. Yeah. That happened. But thankfully, this post ended up being less “reality TV show drama” and more of a rumination on love stories themselves, and why we are so obsessed with them. In the end, the abrupt, ironic conclusion of my love story only feeds more to the mystery of love itself, and to the frustration that many of us find when we try to solve Love’s deep mystery–only to find ourselves more bewildered and perplexed at the end of the search than when we started.
You wanna hot body? You wanna Bugatti? You wanna Maserati? You better work, b**ch.
One of the most important lessons of this year: understanding that “The Perfection Game” is rigged for you to fail.
Oh yeah. These strategies work. Just try it out today on your nearest and dearest douchebag.
Forgiveness isn’t the easy and quick fix some people make it out to be: it is a mammoth feat of heroism that requires infinite patience—and infinite love.
What was your favorite post of this year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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