Nothing against carrots, I really do love my vegetables. Rather this will be a side project that I will soon be offering. Throughout my life, I have experienced many obstacles and challenges. So much, that change and transformation have become a core part of my being. The phrase "carrot and the stick" is an old metaphor that looks at behavioral change through the use of a reward as a primary motivator. So much so, that the reward is the common approach used when one is seeking to change behavior. However, I'm interested in asking the question "what if there was no reward?" What would that look like and would you still be willing to change for the better? I hope to explore this question in-depth with a new video series as well as exploring the concept of the Logos and its practical usefulness in personal transformation and change.
In the meantime, while I juggle running a business, parenting two amazing little ones, and jumping through all the wonderful hoops life likes to gives us. I'll leave this, it's my favorite motivational poem. It is quite the powerful piece by William Ernest Henley. It is one I have committed to memory and recite each day upon waking. Enjoy!
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.