On Comfort And Struggle

Do not envy others for their comfort. Envy does not bring us closer to what we want to have or achieve, where we want to go, or who we want to be. It is nothing more than a distraction. Our focus should be on what we can do, what we can change, and on how…

The Difficult Thing Is For Something

Do the difficult thing first, but do not stop there. As children, we want to have fun. We want to play. We want to do what is easy, what feels good, and what makes us feel free. We want what we want immediately, with no compromise, and we want to be able to change our…

Easy Requires Effort

It takes a lot of planning and preparation for things to be easy. There is a lot of effort and hard work that goes into things running smoothly. It does not just happen on its own. We need to plan, prepare, and set up the conditions for things to go well. Things still may not…

The Responsibility To Try

Healing occurs in the effort. It is okay to fail. Not all things will work out the way we want or hope. As much as our efforts and our intentions matter, they play only a small part in determining the final outcome of our circumstances and our relationships. In spite of our perceptions or desires,…

Trading Our Time Up

Money is only really valuable if it can be used to buy something of greater worth than the time and effort that went into earning it. Beyond our basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, money begins to lose its intrinsic value. Once our needs are met, what we spend our money on is more…