In the end, it is not so important whether our decision was right or wrong… as long as it is ours.
This morning I heard my kids playing with their newest favorite toy.
No, they weren’t playing with an X-box—it was a good, old-fashioned tape measure.
Sounds strange, I know but, when you think about it, embracing discomfort creates the mentality of a winner. Here’s how. … More
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” -Andrew Carnegie
I had just moved one of my pieces backward when he slowly shook his head and stopped me.
“Joseph,” he said in a voice that resonated with wisdom. “Once you start retreating, you never stop.”
How you’ve failed isn’t the most important thing.
It is your response to defeat that determines your true greatness.
My high school guidance counselor has an indelible place in my memory. Unfortunately, I don’t mean that in a good way.
I sat across from him in a small cubby that somehow functioned as an office. Dim, yellow light provided just enough light for him to find my name on his roster of students. But not even the dim light could not hide his disbelief when I told him that I wanted to finish high school early so I could jump-start my college career and marry the girl of my dreams.
When you’re struggling emotionally with forgiveness, look beyond the pain you feel to understanding why the other person has done wrong. This kind of thinking is revolutionary, perhaps even intimidating, because it forces us to look at ourselves in a more critical light in a time when we want to be comforted.
But pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone may be the only way to actually make a positive difference in our lives.