Growing Pains

We cannot expect comfort if we want growth. That is not how growth works. Growth is painful. It is not painful merely for pain’s sake, however. Growth is painful for the sake of progress, improvement, and positive change. It pushes us beyond our previous limits and limitations. It forces us to do more and to…

Hope For Change

Hope is necessary for success. Without it, we shut down, closing ourselves off to many of life’s possibilities. When we lack hope, we lack vision.  We become blinded by what is, losing the ability to see what can be.  Hope allows us to move forward.  It is not a strategy in and of itself, but…

Power To Circumstances

There is actually very little reason to concern ourselves with that which is outside of our sphere of influence.  At best, doing so will cause us to worry. Worry is an easy trap to fall into, after all.  There are an infinite number of possibilities for the future.  If we take the time and energy…

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…

Offering Comfort

When we see that someone is vulnerable and in pain, we have a choice to make. We can either choose to ignore them, comfort them, or attack them in their moment of weakness. It may seem obvious which choice will lead to the most good for that person, but life does not always provide us…