An imperfect world

Life is not perfect, and will never be. If you wait for things to be perfect before ever making the effort, you’ll never get anything done. If you refuse to move forward unless you can be guaranteed of a perfect result, you’ll always remain stuck where you are. Life is not perfect, yet it can [Read More...]

Value creation

There are all sorts of ways to create value. If you let it, value will flow outward from within you. Value comes from taking things that never were connected and connecting them. Value comes from acquiring something that one person doesn’t need, and providing it to someone who does need it. Consider the enormous value [Read More...]

Your greatest opportunity

There are certainly a lot of problems in this world, yet there are even more positive possibilities. In fact, many of the best possibilities for moving forward are hidden in the problems and challenges. It’s easy and natural to worry about the problems, and to try and wish them away. Yet it is actually far [Read More...]

Value in frustration

In whatever frustrates you, there is value. Frustration tells you, in no uncertain terms, that something is not as good as it could possibly be. And by so doing, frustration gives you the opportunity to make great improvements. There’s a reason behind every frustration. When you choose to be brutally honest with yourself, there’s also [Read More...]

Life is not fair

Life is not fair. It never has been, and it never will be. Some people are born with powerful advantages. Others are born with crippling disadvantages. For everyone, in different ways and at different times for each person, life is challenging. And although life is not fair, it is dynamic and responsive. Though life is [Read More...]

Put truth to work

The truth will persevere. It may take a while, but anything that is not true will ultimately be consumed by its own contradictions. Over the long run, it always pays to be on the side of truth. It can be tempting to ignore the truth or to hide from it for the sake of convenience [Read More...]

Choose responsibility

Responsibility begins on a personal level and grows outward. The basis for all your responsibility is an abiding sense of responsibility for yourself. This includes responsibility for your thoughts, your goals, your actions and the results they bring. As your responsibility expands beyond yourself, so does your influence. When you make the community your responsibility, [Read More...]

Invest in action

You determine your actions, and your actions determine you. No matter where you are or what activity you’re involved in, no matter how limited or restricted your situation may be, you can fully determine how you will act within that situation. The actions you take determine the quality of your life. Certainly, many outside factors [Read More...]

A bigger challenge

If you’re working to get past a problem that you’ve had, a great way to do that is to create a bigger problem. Now, that may sound a little bit strange at first. After all, why would you want to replace one difficulty with another one? The reason is control. The challenges you create for [Read More...]

Looking at limitations

It’s easy to tell yourself that the things holding you back are all outside of you, and that you can do nothing about them. It is true that there are many factors over which you have little or no control. Yet those things are not your true limitations. Your limitations arise from the way you [Read More...]