The wisdom of this profoundly simple truth has stayed with me ever since. Not only has it stuck with me, it started me on a path that has changed my life in subtle, and eventually profound ways. It has reverberated inside, reaching into the deepest parts of me, casting an effervescent light on all my self-doubt and fear. It has illuminated all the ways
(The Stone Throw Theory)
The greatest lessons in life sometimes come from the most unexpected places.
One late afternoon, on a warm spring day in my nineteenth year, I sat with a friend of mine on a cliff in Palos Verdes, gazing out at the Pacific blue. Waiting for the sun to set, we sat in silence, feeling our separate worlds merge.
Want to know the best advice I’ve ever received as a writer AND as a human being?
Here it is:
Be the hero of your own story.
This advice set me on a new life path and everything changed!
For me, being the hero of my own story means living my life by all the same principles and doctrines I hold my protagonists to…
You’d be surprised how much these guys can teach you, not only because they are your textbook hero types, but because of the standards they hold themselves to in everyday life and the myriad situations that put those ideals to the test. Some of the BEST heroes to learn from are exploring the galaxy!