Growing Pains

We all have to do things in our lives that we would rather not do.  We cannot get our way all of the time.  Nor would we likely be happier if we did.  We need resistance to make us stronger.  Friction helps to develop our character.  Pressure forces us to grow in ways we otherwise…

Shared Struggles

The struggles we go through may someday become someone else’s inspiration.  We do not always know why we face the challenges we face.  Things are not always clear while we are in the middle of difficult times.  If we make it through, however, if we persist and do not give up, we will come out…

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…