Most Americans avoid solitude. We crave contact and approval from others. But there are things we can only gain from being alone. There’s something revelatory about being alone for an extended period. We learn things about ourselves that we simply can’t when surrounded by others.
Persistence may be the greatest of human success attributes.
You’ll only pass this way once. That’s the iconic phrase about life that virtually every human being over the age of 6 has heard at least once. For some people, it’s a mantra. Part inspiration, part cautionary phrase, part last-thing-I’m-going-to-say, semi-dismissive, passive-aggressive encouragement to close out a conversation or part of one. But what the… Continue reading Find Joy In The Journey
We all get older. That’s inevitable. The majority of us will also become wiser with experience. More responsible, too. We may also think about the future. What will it be like? What kind of legacy will we leave? All these are good things. But you don’t have to “grow up.” You never have to lose… Continue reading Don’t Grow Up!
All the things you hear about learning from failure are true. It can make you better and lead to success later on! Maybe. IF, and only if you own your failures. Completely. Without reservation. Own them, analyze them and see where YOU can get better, do better, lead batter. Blaming a lack of resources, random… Continue reading The First Step In Learning From Failure
If you were staring death in the face, what would really matter to you? If the end of your life was imminent, would you regret your mistakes and failures? Or would your bigger regrets be about the things you didn’t do because of fear – of failure or anything else? Take a moment and imagine… Continue reading What Truly Matters
I’ve learned a hard lesson in my life. Love is impossible without mercy, without the capacity to forgive. That’s true of our ability to love others, certainly. All of us, after all, are lovable because of, rather than in spite of, our limitations. But what about loving yourself? How can you possibly love yourself if… Continue reading Forgiveness: At The Root of Love?
Confidence grows when you KNOW you are capable of getting things done. It grows when you expand your ability and commitment to doing the things you tell yourself you will do. When you make a promise to yourself and keep it, you tell yourself that what you desire matters and is important. When you make… Continue reading Want More Confidence?
Knowing yourself is a learning process. That process is continual, with new things being learned all the time. After all, none of us is exactly the same today as we were yesterday. And tomorrow, that’ll still be true. 😎 Like any learning, it requires you to ask questions. Sometimes those questions can be difficult and… Continue reading Knowing Yourself
One of the most difficult life lessons to learn is that emotional attachment to your desired outcomes, objectives and goals is a double-edged sword. Yes, emotional energy gives life to your objectives and goals. Be passionate and excited about what you want to see manifested in the world! But understand that the process matters, the… Continue reading Achievement and Attachment