Dissolving Complexity

When you’re trying to improve your life, it’s easy for things to get overly complicated, really quickly. In fact, it often seems like the minute you set a goal or deliberate focus for yourself, lots of questions start to pop up all at once. Is that really possible?What would that even look like?What am I […]

How to Stay in a Place of Happiness

Some happy moments are fleeting: a fiery sunset on a peaceful beach, watching your kid get to the final round in the spelling bee, or finally emptying your inbox (just me?). But while moments like these come and go throughout your life, it’s possible to stay in a place of happiness all the time. Now, when […]

The Power of Self-Forgiveness

Forgiving others is (usually) easy. Most of us are more than willing to forgive friends or family members when they accidentally offend or hurt us in some way. They’re only human, after all. So why is self-forgiveness so hard? Self-forgiveness is something that many of us don’t think about deliberately, even though we may be […]

Connecting the Dots: From End to Beginning

We’re firm believers in starting with the end in mind. But if you start with the end…where do you go from there? Back to the beginning. Once you’ve identified what “the end” looks like for you, it’s time to connect the dots, drawing backwards, until you get to where you are right now.  At Drawbackwards […]

Personal Change through Lightning Bolt Moments

Inspiration can hit us in many different ways. Sometimes, it’s something a friend or loved one says. Other times, it’s something we read in a book (or on a blog!). Sometimes, it’s the result of long periods of reflection, or even longer periods of dissatisfaction or unhappiness. And sometimes, it just hits you like a […]

Discovering Your Happiness: Other Frameworks & The Egg

Happiness is a pretty subjective concept. While almost everyone would undoubtedly agree that happiness is a positive thing, that’s likely the only universally accepted truth about happiness. From there, every individual is going to have his or her own definition or description about what happiness is. Is it a late night, or an early morning? […]

The Dangers of Perfectionism

Claude Monet was one of the most well-known painters of his time, painting nearly 2000 works over the course of nearly 70 years. Today, many of his paintings are instantly recognizable, even by those without much knowledge of art theory or history. In 1908, Monet was set to open an exhibition of his now wildly […]

Design.org Assessment: Creating Focus Statements, Interpreting Results, & More

At Design.org, our number one priority is helping you design a life you love. Everything we offer, from our daily coaching messages to our affirmation packs, is centered around this idea, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve your experience as you work to improve your life. In that spirit, we’ve recently updated the […]