Failing Forward

It is quite alright to make the same mistakes over and over again as long as we learn a little bit from those mistakes each time we make them. Instead of thinking of this as failure, we should simply consider it data collection.  The important thing, however, is that we learn so that we make…

A Way Out Of Risk

If we never fully commit to our efforts, we can provide ourselves an out through which to excuse ourselves for our failures.  We tell ourselves that it does not matter that we failed because we were not really trying anyway.  Unfortunately, this path of non-commitment is also the path of mediocrity.  We cannot achieve anything…

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…