True Confidence Begins with Humility

“That’s the funny thing about confidence: the incorrect amount of it and nothing will ever happen.” —Robert Downey Jr. True confidence requires humility. Humility is the ability to see ourselves objectively, as we are, and to accept and embrace what we see, the good and the bad. Humility keeps us from straying too far into…

On Traction and Confidence (Find Your Flippers)

Sometimes we just need a little bit of traction to realize that we can accomplish anything. Making progress on something that is difficult is one of the greatest feelings in the world. There is great satisfaction to be found in overcoming a personal struggle. Just how we go about doing this is a subject of…

Clarity of Vision and Overcoming Limitations

Children are less afraid and more motivated if they can see where they are going and how much farther they need to go to get there. Watching my daughter learn how to swim has provided me with multiple insights as both a parent and a teacher. At the swim school she goes to, the teacher…