The Desire To Do Good

Good intentions alone may not be enough, but they are a better starting point than the alternative. When we talk about someone’s good intentions, it is usually a way of easing the pain of disappointment, saying that, in spite of some negative outcome, at least the person in question means well. Wanting to do good…

Positional Perspective (Change Your Point Of View)

The only way to change our perspective is to change our position. If we want to see the world from a different angle, a different point of view, or a different perspective, we are going to have to change the way we look at it. This is not a mental exercise. It is impossible to…

Consistency Becomes Truth

Sometimes the greatest form of social proof is consistency. If we are in pursuit of some higher purpose or goal in our lives, we will inevitably face doubt in some from or another. Others will doubt us, our mission, our strategy, our tactics, and our resolve. We will even come to doubt ourselves at times….

Perfection Is A Process

There is no perfect path, but that does not mean we should not seek perfection in our footsteps. There are many times in life wherein the right thing to do, whether morally, personally, or professionally, is not totally obvious. Perhaps we do not have all of the necessary information to truly make an informed decision…

Good Enough For Folk Music

Good enough is a good enough beginning. Years ago, a few friends of mine and myself drove to The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia to see the blues* musician Taj Mahal do a rare acoustic solo performance for a charity called Music Maker Relief Foundation, an organization that helps to provide financial relief to…