Setting Our Pace

Simply because we are capable of something does not mean that we should do it. In fact, there is a great deal that we can do that we simply should not. Obviously, some things we are capable of are just plain wrong. We should not do them because they are immoral, unethical, or harmful to…

Beyond Our Capacity

Sometimes people will ask more of us than we have the capacity to give. If we do not inform them of this fact, it is not likely their fault. When we are pushed or pulled too far, the onus is on us to say so. It is not the responsibility of others to know our…

Sustainable Success

We must know ourselves, our boundaries, and our limitations if we are to be sustainably successful. It is easy to do almost anything for a little while. We can push ourselves, or allow others to push us, to our limits, and even beyond them, and be successful for a time. But, at some point, our…

Honoring Values

If we want to be useful to others, we will need to understand how integrity manifests in their lives.  A good place to start is to look at where they are unwilling to compromise. This tells us a lot about a person and what they value most. It may be with time, money, or family….

A Path Of Purpose

If our aim is to be of service, one of the pitfalls we must learn to avoid is conflating other people‚Äôs agendas with our actual purpose. The desire to serve, regardless of what form that service takes, requires us to be somewhat sensitive to the needs and desires of those to whom we are trying…