Success demands that you begin again and again.

On January 18th, I committed to publishing daily on Medium for one hundred straight days.

I’m no stranger to streaks. Just one week later, I completed a 1,000 day streak of daily live-streaming, which was a massive challenge that required me to uplevel myself in myriad ways.

Bye, bye streak! Hello, progress!

But yesterday, I…

Even in a pandemic—especially in a pandemic—we should hold fast to our sense of wonder.

In the long days of the pandemic, when we collectively and individually start hitting the infamous pandemic wall, it can be easy to lose our sense of wonder.

We can become preoccupied with all of the things that are missing from our lives. …

You, and you alone, have an extraordinary power.

I lived for decades being unwittingly victimized by other people. If you had called me a victim, I would have questioned you with a strong side-eye. I have always seen myself as capable, successful and empowered.

And yet, I was playing the victim.

And I was so good at disguising…

Sometimes when we need other people, we are most likely to push them away.

We cannot be the fullest, best, truest, most badass version of our selves, by ourselves. We are social creatures. We thrive in supportive environments. We flourish in community. We grow when we grow others.

And yet, when life gets hard, when our dreams recede into the distance of our imaginations…

Lauren Roberts

thinker, philosopher, gamer, and former tech lawyer writing books, novels and screenplays while trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up

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