On Friction For Growth

Two of our greatest teachers are failure and criticism, and improvement requires that we be open to both. None of us is truly objective with regards to ourselves. We cannot see everything about who we are, how we behave, and what affect we have on the world around us. This is especially true when things…

Criticism Is A Gift

Seize upon every opportunity for improvement. In every relationship, whether platonic, romantic, or professional, inevitably, some aspect of our character or behavior will come into question as needing improvement. No one is perfect. We all have things, whether they be personality or performance based, that we can, and even should, improve upon for the sake…

A Reason To Change

It is very difficult to improve upon an aspect of our life that we do not first acknowledge as being in need of improvement. There is not much motivation to change what seems to be working for us. This is true with regards to our beliefs, our character, or our relationships. Unless we perceive a…

Stand Up And Be Judged

We cannot live a meaningful life while also expecting everyone to like us. It simply will not happen. If we are attempting to be ourselves, to fulfill our potential, and to live a life in accordance with our truth, someone, somewhere will look down on us. Someone, somewhere will have something bad to say about…

Ideas Exist (With or Without Support)

If you have an idea and it gets shot down by those around you, you may not have supporters, but you still have an idea. The world is waiting for us to improve it, but there will always be resistance to change. When an idea is new, different, or disruptive, support is especially difficult to…