Lazy Emotions

Fear, anger, and frustration are lazy emotions.  They are easy to acquire and difficult to be rid of.  They require nothing from us.  They give us the illusion of safety and protection without us having to take any action.  Courage, on the other hand, requires effort.  It requires vulnerability and risk.  Courage demands that we…

Solutions From Frustration

We may be frustrated at the circumstances we find ourselves in, but anger does not lead to solutions. Frustration is a natural response to hindered progress, growth, and forward momentum. When we find ourselves slowed down, stopped, or even set back, it is quite easy to feel frustrated. The more effort, planning, and preparation we…

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…