Lead In Your Own Way

If you look around and do not see a leader, it is you. My grandfather used to tell me a story about a study that he had read about. It represented what he liked to refer to as an object lesson. This particular story, and its subsequent lesson, was about leadership. Researchers put ten strangers…

Blame Is An Attitude Of Failure

If we want to lead purpose-filled lives of positive change, we must avoid the temptation of blame. Blame is an excuse. It is a tool by which we allow ourselves to feel hopeless and helpless by pointing at external causes that are outside of our control as an explanation for us not living the lives…

Following In Our Footsteps

Our footsteps should be such that, were others to follow them, we would be proud of where they led. A lot of what we do from day to day ends up simply being a matter of routine or habit, as if we are on auto-pilot with external forces driving our decisions from one moment to…

Desire Is Not Doing

We can talk about what we want forever, but no one will take us seriously until we actually take action. Basing our lives on shoulds, oughts, and wants does nothing to move us in the direction of our actual desires. In fact, quite often, we find ourselves saying the things we want as a way…

A Community of Accountability

If the people we surround ourselves with always agree with us and compliment us, we are associating with the wrong people. We all lack perspective when it comes to our own shortcomings. This is part of the reason that we long for a sense of community in our lives when it is lacking. An integral…