>I want to live a better story. I really do, but somehow this desire is choked out by the minutiae of everyday life. The fact is, I have no “lifeplan,” no goals, other than to get by. Don’t laugh, but I used to think that I wanted to write, but I don’t know how to make it happen. Yes, I’ve sat down and written, but I’m afraid of what comes forth from my mind and heart. So I quashed that dream. Honestly, the larger issue is that when faced with conflict, I’ve always run the other way. So when the going’s gotten tough, I folded. This has hurt me, my wife, kids, friends, family, immeasurably. So that is what I want to get out of Donald Miler’s “Living a Better Story” seminar: how to face down my demons, face conflict head on, and deal with it. I know that I will never achieve anything in life without overcoming conflict, but I don’t know how. I fell so beaten down. I’m sick of being a conciliator. I want to move from merely surviving to thriving. I want to know where my life, marriage, family is going, and where we’ll be 1,2,5 years from now. ‘Cause I really don’t know. Other than eventually getting into Heaven, I want to live a story that makes a difference–not just in my life, but in the lives of the ones I love. I don’t know how this will play out, but specifically, I want to know earn my wife’s respect, I want to know that I’m having a meaningful impact in my kid’s lives, I want to have some self-confidence. Please help me live a better story, Don.