A Little Bit Of (Measured) Progress Each Day

Progress does not have to be extreme, but it has to be consistent and it has to be observable. We all need to feel like we are making progress in our lives, like our lives have purpose and meaning. One way to accomplish this is to set measurable, achievable goals for each day. These goals…

Finite Goals Bring Fleeting Joy

When our goals are specific, we are more likely to achieve them, but we are also more likely to find disappointment and dissatisfaction when we do. By having specific, measurable goals, we set ourselves up for success. It is easier to achieve goals that we can name and that we can define. The problem is…

Sustainability in Practice

A mediocre practice that we maintain is better than an exceptional practice that we quit. It is good to push ourselves, to try to reach beyond our capabilities, and to expand our limitations, but not if it continually burns us out. Burn out is not sustainable and a practice, by definition, must be sustainable. It…

The Will To Support Is The Will To Empower

Sometimes, maybe most of the time, people do not want or need us to do anything more to support them than to demonstrate the willingness to do so. We are more powerful and more capable than we know, with fear and uncertainty about the limits of our capabilities hardwired into our DNA as an evolutionary…

Greatness Through Imperfection

Through our weaknesses we find our strength and through our flaws we find our grace. We are not worthy of all that we are capable and yet we are worthy of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. We are all flawed, broken, and weak in some way. Yet, in spite of this,…