Growing Pains

We cannot expect comfort if we want growth. That is not how growth works. Growth is painful. It is not painful merely for pain’s sake, however. Growth is painful for the sake of progress, improvement, and positive change. It pushes us beyond our previous limits and limitations. It forces us to do more and to…

Improving Through Our Struggles

None of us is immune from the struggles of life.  No one gets a pass.  Challenges, difficulties, and troubles are part of the deal.  We do not get to control how they come at us, when, or in what quantity.  Their timing is never convenient.  When it is our time to struggle, it is simply…

Change The Future

We tend to treat others the way we have been treated. But, it does not have to be this way. We can break the cycle. Once we recognize what is happening, we have a choice. And, we have a responsibility. We can change our future and the future of those we come into contact with….

On Impulse

Our impulses betray us. They do not care about consequences or collateral damage. They do not care about feelings or relationships. They demand action without forethought. They only want satisfaction. But, it is not our satisfaction they want. It is their own. And, they do not care what or who they destroy in order to…

Practicing Improvement

Improvement does not simply require practice. It is a practice in itself. We have to work on working on ourselves, our lives, and our relationships. But, the more we do, the easier it will be to make progress. This is true for a while anyway. As we move past some of our grosser and more…