Patience As A Choice

We do not always have to know what to do. In fact, sometimes it is better to do nothing than to act in ignorance or in haste. Sometimes, we simply have to wait. While waiting may necessary, patience is a whole other matter altogether. Patience is the decision or the ability to be comfortable while…

Right Association

The company we keep has a profound affect on who we become. If we are unhappy, unproductive, and unsuccessful, in whatever way we define these things, there is a good chance that, if we look at the people around us, we will see the same in them. Conversely, if we are content, progress driven, and…

Effort And Optimism

We do not have to try very hard to find something to be upset about, to criticize, or to complain about. Negativity is easy. It is also lazy and selfish. More difficult, but also infinitely more worthwhile, is finding things to be happy about, to be grateful for, and to celebrate. Positivity, specifically optimism, requires…

Difficult Decisions

There will be times in life when we have to make difficult decisions with less than complete information. There simply will not be enough time or resources with which to gather more information before having to act. Or, the information itself may be hidden, covered up, or might not even exist. Obviously, this is less…

Solutions From Frustration

We may be frustrated at the circumstances we find ourselves in, but anger does not lead to solutions. Frustration is a natural response to hindered progress, growth, and forward momentum. When we find ourselves slowed down, stopped, or even set back, it is quite easy to feel frustrated. The more effort, planning, and preparation we…