Getting Past Blame

Blame is not helpful In fact, it is the opposite of helpful.  Blame hinders our ability to see solutions.  It slows us down.  It stifles our growth, progress, and forward motion.  Blame keeps us in the past. It blinds us to the possibilities of the future.  If we want to achieve our fullest potential, we…

Time From Routines

Routines give us the gift of time.  We cannot make our days longer, but having routines can make them more productive.  Routines free up our mental space so that we do not have to spend as much time figuring out how to use the hours we have.  Less time wasted on unnecessary decisions empowers us…

Improving Through Our Struggles

None of us is immune from the struggles of life.  No one gets a pass.  Challenges, difficulties, and troubles are part of the deal.  We do not get to control how they come at us, when, or in what quantity.  Their timing is never convenient.  When it is our time to struggle, it is simply…

On Effort And Overwhelm

We risk being overwhelmed by life’s challenges whether we try too hard or not hard enough, but only one of these options can lead us beyond our difficulties to success. Life will not always be easy. We will struggle. At times, we will be overwhelmed by decisions, challenges, and setbacks. This is true whether we…

The Challenge Of Growth

When things that once challenged us no longer do, we can either choose comfort in routine or growth in new challenges. There is nothing wrong with comfort in itself. We all crave it in some way. After all, growth and progress are not sustainable without some time for rest, recovery, and reflection in our lives….