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…

Not All Difficulty Is Necessary

Life is difficult enough without us making it more difficult than it needs to be. This does not mean we should avoid difficulty. Not only is that impossible, but it is also impractical if we are dedicated to growth and progress in ourselves, our lives, and our relationships. We should, however, do our best to…

Unnecessary Suffering

No one is immune from experiencing hardship. Young and old, rich and poor, we all experience pain, tragedy, and loss at one point or another in our lives. As beautiful and joyful as life can be, it can also be difficult and cruel. Knowing that we are not alone in our suffering may not provide…

Difficult Decisions

There will be times in life when we have to make difficult decisions with less than complete information. There simply will not be enough time or resources with which to gather more information before having to act. Or, the information itself may be hidden, covered up, or might not even exist. Obviously, this is less…

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…