Sustainable Success

We must know ourselves, our boundaries, and our limitations if we are to be sustainably successful. It is easy to do almost anything for a little while. We can push ourselves, or allow others to push us, to our limits, and even beyond them, and be successful for a time. But, at some point, our…

Finding Our Way Through Doubt

There will be times when we will doubt ourselves, our choices, and our path. This is only natural. When we find ourselves feeling unwaveringly confident in all things, absent of doubt, it is a sign of either our foolishness or our ignorance. Questioning, not confidence, is the path of wisdom. Confidence without doubt is hubris….

Amending Imperfection

We will say and do things we wish we had not, that we do not want to define the impact we make on the world, and which we wish we could unsay and undo. Each of us is imperfect. We will make mistakes. We all fail to live up to our ideals, to meet our…

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…

Our Friends In Failure

There is very little chance that we will make progress at anything worthwhile without first embracing shame, embarrassment, and frustration. Failure is not just part of the process for improvement. It is the process. Failure is our teacher. But, failure hurts. Failure is always painful. Failure brings with it all kinds of shame, embarrassment, and…