Regret Is Optional

Difficulty is inevitable, but regret is a choice.  No matter what path we choose, we will face difficulty along the way.  This cannot be avoided.  Of course, some paths will be easier than others, but none will be free of difficulty.  If difficulty is inevitable, the choice we must make, then, is not which path…

Impractical Effort

Just because something seems impractical, does not mean that we should avoid attempting it. In fact, nearly all great change in the world is made by people who had the bravery, the arrogance, or the stupidity to attempt something impractical. Practicality is measured in what has worked, what usually works, and what is expected to…

Moving Toward Fear

Our fears grow stronger when ignored or denied.  They do not resolve themselves.  They require our attention and our effort.  They must be faced head on.  If we are to overcome our fears, we must take action.  We must move toward them.  We must challenge them.  We must challenge ourselves.  Even this does not guarantee…

Fear Is Just A Feeling

Fear makes us think, say, and do all sorts of strange things. It warps our perspective so that everything looks, sounds, and feels different. Fear makes life seem more hostile and threatening than it may actually be. Where we were once confident, fear gives us doubts. Where we were once strong, fear makes us feel…