Facing Our Fragility

As we transform into someone better, we will feel fragile.  We will feel uncertain and afraid.  We will tell ourselves that the solution to this fragility is to return to who we once were.   This temptation must be resisted.  It will not work anyway.  There is no going back.  There is only forward.  Even in…

Getting Past Blame

Blame is not helpful In fact, it is the opposite of helpful.  Blame hinders our ability to see solutions.  It slows us down.  It stifles our growth, progress, and forward motion.  Blame keeps us in the past. It blinds us to the possibilities of the future.  If we want to achieve our fullest potential, we…

Growing Pains

We cannot expect comfort if we want growth. That is not how growth works. Growth is painful. It is not painful merely for pain’s sake, however. Growth is painful for the sake of progress, improvement, and positive change. It pushes us beyond our previous limits and limitations. It forces us to do more and to…

Time From Routines

Routines give us the gift of time.  We cannot make our days longer, but having routines can make them more productive.  Routines free up our mental space so that we do not have to spend as much time figuring out how to use the hours we have.  Less time wasted on unnecessary decisions empowers us…

Hope For Change

Hope is necessary for success. Without it, we shut down, closing ourselves off to many of life’s possibilities. When we lack hope, we lack vision.  We become blinded by what is, losing the ability to see what can be.  Hope allows us to move forward.  It is not a strategy in and of itself, but…