Passion is a fickle friend who will ultimately disappoint those who rely on it. Passion comes, goes, and changes focus as it sees fit. It is selfish, fleeting, and easily swayed when challenges arise. Passion is an excuse for all manner of immature, irresponsible, and even hurtful decisions. It overrides what we know to be … Continue reading On Passion And Purpose
Success is often more difficult to handle than failure because, while failure can be an end in itself, success requires a commitment to keep going. We often think of failure in terms of its’ negative connotations. We associate failure with disappointment, frustration, and loss. Failure can also bring us relief, however, because failure resolves uncertainty. … Continue reading The Overlooked Value Of Failure
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 … Continue reading Our Occupations Are For Service
Pressure, resistance, and pain are the path to knowing who we truly are and what we are capable of. If you seek to do something worth doing, something that will change your life and the lives of those around you, you will face difficulties, obstacles along our path. These obstacles will slow you down, sometimes … Continue reading What is the Lesson?