My roommate in first year at university said something to me once that I’ll never forget.

We were reflecting on progress, goals and upcoming finals and he said...

”There’s nothing like a good chase.”

From the moment I met him to the moment we signed out he was always focused and with a text book open on the desk and in his words...


Often we’d touch base to check in on how it was going with our respective studies and he’d say more often than not...

”I’m seeing flames” meaning the studies were fair from easy.

Check this...

“The optimal state of inner experience is one in which there is order in consciousness. This happens when psychic energy—or attention—is invested in realistic goals, and when skills match the opportunities for action. The pursuit of a goal brings order in awareness because a person must concentrate attention on the task at hand and momentarily forget everything else. These periods of struggling to overcome challenges are what people find to be the most enjoyable of their lives. A person who has achieved control over psychic energy and has invested it in consciously chosen goals cannot help but grow into a more complex being. By stretching skills, by reaching toward higher challenges, such a person becomes an increasingly extraordinary individual.” (CSIKSZENTMIHALYI)

Graft...See flames...become more complex and grow!

What does that look like for you?

with ARETE,


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