Conducive To Peace

While we should try to create circumstances in our lives that are conducive to peace, this will likely prove to be impossible.  We cannot control everyone and everything.  Life and the people around us will never fully cooperate with our plans.  Beyond that, we, ourselves, may not actually know what conditions will bring peace to…

Yesterday’s Successes

The things that make us successful in one circumstance may very well cause us to fail in another.  We have to consider context when planning and taking action.  We cannot assume that what used to work for us will continue to work as our circumstances change.  As our lives evolve, so too must our strategies,…

Failing Perfectly

No matter how hard we try and how well we plan and prepare, something will inevitably go wrong at some point along the way. This is part of the process. We cannot account for every variable and every contingency. And, we especially cannot wait to take action until after every variable and every contingency is…

Not Good Enough

All we can do is our best.  Some days, however, our best will not be good enough.  Even when we give our all, we will sometimes come up short.  There is nothing else we can do.  We cannot go back in time.  We cannot start over.  What is done is done.  We must learn to…