Our Difficulty

Doing the easy thing now does not make the difficult thing go away. The best time to address difficulty is as it presents itself. Waiting will not make it go away. Time does not make that which is difficult easier to deal with. Ignoring a difficult problem, task, or truth in favor of comfort, convenience,…

But Not Unnecessarily

While we should not turn away from difficulty purely for the sake of comfort, we also should not seek out difficulty unnecessarily for the sake of itself. Sometimes, things are difficult for no reason other than that they are difficult. Not all difficulty is meant to be faced head on, moved through, or overcome. Some…

Choose Difficulty Over Comfort

If comfort is our standard for behavior, we cannot grow. The essence of evolution is adaptation as a means of overcoming difficulty. If we spend all of our time and energy avoiding difficulty, we are simultaneously denying ourselves the opportunity to grow and to change. By choosing comfort over challenges, we are also choosing stagnation…

The Perception Of Opportunity

If our joy, our contentment, and our overall psycho-emotional well-being is based solely on being successful in all areas of our lives, we are setting ourselves up for a lifetime of misery and discontentment. Rarely will things go exactly as we had hoped or planned for. There will almost always be obstacles, detours, and unforeseen…

Looking For A Detail Of Hope

The ability to appreciate and rejoice in the tiniest details of our lives can be extrapolated out to an immense sense of gratitude for the bigger picture if we allow it to. Sometimes life, with all of the complexity and challenges it presents to us from day to day, can become overwhelming. There are times…