To Be Or Not To Be Ourselves

Many of our relationships, whether we like it or not, place restrictions on us that prevent us from being ourselves. Whether for occupational, familial, or political reasons, we cannot fully open up to everyone, in every way, in every circumstance. If we do, not only will we jeopardize the relationships themselves, but also our reputations…

The Path Not Yet Considered

Leadership, by definition, is an unpopular opinion. It is impossible to take the lead by conforming to public opinion, by acquiescing to a perceived consensus, or by trying to be popular instead of right. Leadership requires that we break away from what has already been done, what is being done, or what is obvious to…

A Community Of Accountability

Certain people will always feel responsible regardless of their position or status, whether or not they are asked or required to be. For some people, responsibility feels like a burden that must be avoided, eliminated, or overcome at all costs. For them, accountability is synonymous with subjugation. It is a trap, a dead end path,…

Our Occupations Are For Service

We must find a balance between the ways in which we serve our communities and the ways in which we serve our hearts’ callings. When people are challenged with the idea that they should do what they love, many automatically assume this necessarily refers to their occupation. This is a patently false assumption, however. Doing…

A Change Of Heart

A lot of time is spent trying to change each other’s minds when what we really need is a change of heart. Modern technology gives us the ability to exchange ideas, opinions, and beliefs with almost anyone in the world in an instant. While we may hope that this free exchange of information would give…