Consistency Gives Us Context

If we want to know what works and what does not, if we want to know what matters and makes the most difference in our lives, we must first begin with some degree of consistency. By establishing a consistent baseline of values, principles, and behaviors, it becomes much easier to determine the causes of our…

To Be Or Not To Be Ourselves

Many of our relationships, whether we like it or not, place restrictions on us that prevent us from being ourselves. Whether for occupational, familial, or political reasons, we cannot fully open up to everyone, in every way, in every circumstance. If we do, not only will we jeopardize the relationships themselves, but also our reputations…

We Become What We Emanate And Absorb

Fear is contagious, but so is hope. Humans are emotionally porous creatures. How we experience the world, how we feel about what we experience, and how we express those feelings all have an affect on the people around us. Likewise, how others experience the world, how they feel about that experience, and how they express…

The Dividing Line Between Success And Failure

Some of the world’s greatest innovations were borne out of necessity and limited resources. Limitations do not have to be seen as restrictive boundaries within which we are stuck and unable to escape. With a shift in mindset, away from hopelessness and toward creative solutions, our limitations, whether they be time, tools, or resources, actually…

Distance for Self-Protection

Some of us need to protect ourselves from other people’s problems and personalities, and that’s okay. There are certain people who are empathetic to the point that they find it difficult to maintain boundaries between other people’s emotions and their own. They feel other people’s problems as if they are theirs as well. Depending on…