The Importance of Going Beyond What We Think We’re Capable Of

You have to push… – young Japanese woman encouraging my friend’s daughter to stretch herself. Simple yet powerful words…words of encouragement…wise words that remind us that only when we put effort in, do we really begin to get the results we want in our lives. “You have to push…” My friend repeats these words often … Continue reading The Importance of Going Beyond What We Think We’re Capable Of

Don't be so Stubborn about Changing your Mind

To change ones mind about a person, an approach, a direction means to admit that perhaps we were wrong about the choice we made. Rather than quickly jump off the path we're on - to another; rather than cut a completely NEW path - we plod on, wanting to prove ourselves RIGHT. We're often equally … Continue reading Don't be so Stubborn about Changing your Mind

Beware of the Illusion of Progress

Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations, or CBI, during World War II. Charlton Ogburn, Jr. (15 March 1911, Atlanta, Georgia – 19 October 1998, Beaufort, South Carolina) was a journalist and author of memoirs … Continue reading Beware of the Illusion of Progress

Embrace the Hand You're Dealt

When I was a child, I remember both my mother and grandmother giving me a thick, viscous, malt-based concoction on a spoon daily. It was "good for me" I was told. There was no evading it. It was poured and administered - spoon immediately in mouth - I had no choice but to swallow it … Continue reading Embrace the Hand You're Dealt