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…

Patience With Progress

There is no use in beating ourselves up for our flaws and shortcomings.  Being forced to live with them and with the knowledge of them is punishment enough, especially considering the fact that, much of the time, they are beyond our control anyway.  Certain things about who we are, certain characteristics, behaviors, and thought processes…

Worrying Hinders Progress

Worrying about the future excuses us from doing what needs to be done in this moment.  It is a distraction from the work that is in front of us.  Worrying is a means of procrastinating.  When we worry, we stay stuck. We fail to act.  Action demands optimism.  Action requires hope.  Worrying hinders our progress…