Once you’ve read several different books or articles on success or watched different speakers teach on the subject of attaining that illusive wonder called, success, you start to notice common threads in what is being said or written. One common thing that I’ve noticed is to be thankful now for things that haven’t even happened yet. Part of that is having a vision for where you want to be. I’m pretty lost when I meet someone that says they have no vision or desire to see wher
Sometimes I wonder and almost fear what will happen if I run out of material. I mean, I’ve put a ton of work into building websites, gaining readers, and putting out books and blogs with the promise of putting out more. I guess it’s a fear of letting people down. A good friend mentioned the other day that I wasn’t posting as much. My response was, “I guess I don’t have anything to say.” Though, what’s really going on behind the scenes in the life of Mark Craven, if you’re won
Really, the only constant in life is change. Things that I thought I knew yesterday are not the same things that I know today. Especially those things regarding my heart. I’ve noticed that the things in my heart grow and change over time. They are anything but constant. Certain things may remain the same for several years but inevitably those things will change, alter, grow, or even renew. Thinking about life in this way can be pretty exciting because then I realize I’m likel
Why would you move back here? That’s the same question I used to ask when I’d meet someone that either moved back to Pittsburgh or to Pittsburgh from somewhere else. I’d ask that question especially poignantly if the move was from California. It’s kind of funny to be on the other side of the question now. It’s better to be on this side for a number of reasons. When someone asks me the question that I have asked so many before my big move there (California) and then my big mov
Isn’t the human spirit something that’s amazing to behold? Looking over the events that have taken place recently, specifically the mass killings, I sit back and feel my heart break for our race. Our human race. My heart breaks for the broken hearts shattered by these events… And as I sit back and look outside, Christmas lights dance and sparkle on trees. Don’t we all realize how absolutely terrifying it is to just step outside of our houses with what’s been happening? Yet… T
We have to be somewhat realistic with our dreams. Meaning, we have to realize that life keeps on being life even if we’ve achieved the massive goals we’ve set for ourselves. (I didn’t mean realistic as in certain dreams are too big. Look as crazy as possible when you run after your heart. That will always be my advice.) I think what we tend to do is envision some huge goal that we believe will hold all of our peace and all of the answers to all of the things we’ve ever questi
It kind of hit me yesterday that I always seem to be in this place of waiting for life to really begin.
As if I’m not actually present in a life that is currently being lived. It’s like I’m waiting for something to happen before I’m really there. Before I’ve really “arrived”. Whatever that means. Thinking Life Will Be Better Later I always think that life will be better when. When what? When I finish school. When I get the job.
When the band gets the record deal. When I get