Facing Our Fragility

As we transform into someone better, we will feel fragile.  We will feel uncertain and afraid.  We will tell ourselves that the solution to this fragility is to return to who we once were.   This temptation must be resisted.  It will not work anyway.  There is no going back.  There is only forward.  Even in…

On Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is fragile. It is easily discouraged, stifled, or stolen. Enthusiasm is also powerful. It can inspire, empower, and transform lives. For both of these reasons, enthusiasm must be acknowledged, protected, and encouraged. But, enthusiasm can be quite rare. It is often difficult to manifest and to maintain. When we feel it in others or…

Alone With Ourselves

Sooner or later, we will be left to face that in ourselves which we have been avoiding, hiding from, and attempting to protect ourselves from. We will be left with our fears, insecurities, and fragility. Anger cannot save us. It brought us here. Anger will not help us escape the truth of who we are,…

Transcending False Confidence

“There is no courage without vulnerability.” —Brené Brown We have all seen people who carry themselves with what looks like confidence, but something is a little bit off about it. Something is not quite right. Instead of being quiet and self-assured, like true confidence should be, it is loud, brash, and ostentatious, as if it…