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…

Some Days

There will be some days when enough is all we can do. Life is difficult. Life is not fair. We will struggle. We will be uncomfortable. Not every day is going to feel like a win. Some days, we just make it through. This is part of the deal. If we want to feel joy,…

The Challenge Of Growth

When things that once challenged us no longer do, we can either choose comfort in routine or growth in new challenges. There is nothing wrong with comfort in itself. We all crave it in some way. After all, growth and progress are not sustainable without some time for rest, recovery, and reflection in our lives….

Some More Unsolicited Advice

Take advantage of every moment. Do not waste a second. Even if doing nothing, do it intentionally, consciously, and deliberately. Busyness without focus is procrastination. Make a plan. Make a decision. Take action. Mistakes will be made. Try anyway. Failure is inevitable. Failure is a teacher. Learn to pivot. Make a new path. Make your…

The Paradox Of Joy

Suffering is an unavoidable fact of life. We may try to ignore it, deny it, or run from it, but it will always find us in one way or another. Joy, on the other hand, is guaranteed to no one. It must be sought out. The challenge we face is that with seeking comes the…