Why Character Trumps Accomplishment


by Amber Mann Riggs A few times each week, I make an elaborate plan to sabotage myself. The assassination of my own character is often an inevitable result. I call it a to-do list. Part written, part mental, it becomes the mighty standard of all measuring sticks. After all, if achieving a goal is intricately tied to our capacity to 1) break a long-term goal into a short term goal and 2) work a little each day on a short term goal, then letting a task fall through the cracks is tantamount to inevitable long-term failure. It seems that every day, I have to take [...]