Growing Pains

We all have to do things in our lives that we would rather not do.  We cannot get our way all of the time.  Nor would we likely be happier if we did.  We need resistance to make us stronger.  Friction helps to develop our character.  Pressure forces us to grow in ways we otherwise…

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…

Hindered Progress

If we compare our progress, whether it be personal, professional, relational, or spiritual, with the progress we perceive in others, our progress will be hindered.  We will get frustrated with ourselves and that frustration will slow us down.  It will block our path and it will cause us to lose our bearing.  We will begin…