The Cycle of Criticism

When we criticize others, we open ourselves up to criticism.  We set ourselves up against an impossible standard.  As soon as we, ourselves, make a mistake, which will inevitably happen, our own words and attitudes toward others become ammunition to be used against us.  No one is perfect.  We all have flaws and make mistakes. …

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…

Fumbling Forward

We are all just fumbling through life, trying to do our best.  None of us truly knows what we are doing or what tomorrow will bring.  We make educated, or sometimes not so educated, guesses or predictions. And, then we hope things will work out.  Sometimes we are successful with our efforts. Other times, we…

Finding Our Way Through Doubt

There will be times when we will doubt ourselves, our choices, and our path. This is only natural. When we find ourselves feeling unwaveringly confident in all things, absent of doubt, it is a sign of either our foolishness or our ignorance. Questioning, not confidence, is the path of wisdom. Confidence without doubt is hubris….