Improving Through Our Struggles

None of us is immune from the struggles of life.  No one gets a pass.  Challenges, difficulties, and troubles are part of the deal.  We do not get to control how they come at us, when, or in what quantity.  Their timing is never convenient.  When it is our time to struggle, it is simply…

On Effort And Overwhelm

We risk being overwhelmed by life’s challenges whether we try too hard or not hard enough, but only one of these options can lead us beyond our difficulties to success. Life will not always be easy. We will struggle. At times, we will be overwhelmed by decisions, challenges, and setbacks. This is true whether we…

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…

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…

A Little Perspective Goes A Long Way

Some days, all we can do is to show up and that is okay. There is no doubt that, at the end of each day, we feel better knowing that we accomplished something or that, at the very least, we put in a little bit of work toward our personal goals or our dreams. Sometimes,…