A Creator is Ready When Luck Strikes
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Every successful creator has friends who think he or she is lucky. They met that one curator at a coffee shop, or Oprah’s housekeeper accidentally left that book behind in the kitchen. And the truth is their friends are right. They did get lucky. Everybody gets lucky.

Luck is like the weather, it comes and goes, it makes crazy things happen randomly. But unless you actually spend the hours painting those paintings, meeting the curator amounts to nothing. And unless you put in the year to write the book, it can’t get left behind on Oprah’s counter.

Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best of the Internet This Week
Darrell Vesterfelt
By Darrell Vesterfelt

This week we are going to pour a little more cereal in your bowl. We hope you enjoy some reading from our regular contributors. This is what we loved on the internet this week. Share your favorite articles and videos in the comments below.

How I Found Strength From Letting Go of My Goals
Andrea Lucado
By Andrea Lucado

I hold onto some things very tightly. Like white-knuckles-gritted-teeth-if-I-let-go-I-die kind of tightly.

It’s actually amazing I have the energy to do anything else. Anything but hold onto these things. I don’t believe I am alone in this.

I think the majority of us are probably walking down the street, teeth gritted, knuckles white, nails digging into our palms, holding on so painfully tight to things that were never ours to begin with.