Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness

At first they just mocked him and spoke poorly about him, but after a while, they did everything in their power to put him to death. It started with jeering, mocking, and hateful speech. And instead of getting a response of anger, their actions were met with patience and grace. When they didn’t get theContinue reading “Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness”

Ignorance Is Your Downfall

It has been said that, “Ignorance is bliss.” Have you ever stopped to think about what that means? Ignorance is defined as a lack of knowledge or information. Bliss is defined as perfect happiness and great joy. In other words, not knowing something leads to joy and happiness. Not really sure I agree with thatContinue reading “Ignorance Is Your Downfall”

No More Excuses

“I just don’t have the time.” “I’m too tired.” “I don’t feel like it.” “I have other things I need to be doing (inevitably not getting done).” “Not my job.” “It’s not my responsibility.” Do any of these sound familiar? Are there other statements you could add to the list? Have you ever said somethingContinue reading “No More Excuses”

We Become What We…

Earl Nightingale once said, “We become what we think about.” I have long considered these words, and I have found truth in what he said. Thought has a lot of power over our actions. The more we find ourselves thinking negatively, our actions become negative, and vise versa, the more we think positively, the moreContinue reading “We Become What We…”

Reflection

“Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous” ~Confucius~ At the end of each year, I try to make it a habit to reflect personally and professionally over the past year. Needless to say, 2020 is a year unlike any other. Life has definitely not been the same this year, which meansContinue reading “Reflection”

Live Fearlessly

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” ~Rudyard Kipling~ Disclaimer: What you are about to read may not sit well with you, but I encourage you to read it anyway. You never know what you could learn, if you’re willing. Leadership is about one life influencing another. AsContinue reading “Live Fearlessly”

Failure: What A Wonderful Thing!

“Failure” is an interesting word. This word can create fear and anxiety in many people. It can also be used as an excuse to never try anything. The thought of failure can hold people back from reaching their full potential. In leadership, failure might keep us from trying something new. It might keep us fromContinue reading “Failure: What A Wonderful Thing!”