Tag Archives: Growth

If Nothing Changes, Then Nothing Changes.

Seems pretty obvious, right? This simple, modern saying is wisdom that should resonate and be obvious to us all, yet we don’t always recognize it. Why? Because human nature naturally wants and easier path or answer to a problem. Change … Continue reading

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Better the devil you know than the one you don’t.

Sometimes when we have to choose between what is known, even if it’s horrible, it is better to choose that than what you don’t know because it could be much worse. We all tend to fall into this trap at … Continue reading

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

You may know this famous quote from The Godfather Part II or Machiavelli, but it dates back to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Friends are somewhat predictable and you know their strengths and weaknesses. The idea of keeping your … Continue reading

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Cowards die many times before their death.

Coined from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, this metaphor means that people who run away from their challenges and problems die a little bit inside each time they do so. Their character slowly erodes away when they don’t confront what is ahead … Continue reading

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Better late than never

You may have noticed nothing ran yesterday. It was my day to post. I ran out of time before a busy evening. Today we take up an old chestnut that seems quite appropriate.

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We are stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.

Hardships and failures are our best teachers. We grow stronger by facing and overcoming them. The natural human response to pain is to run away from it. But some things we can’t hide from, and we inevitably have to deal … Continue reading

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A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

We find comfort in our daily routines, relationships and how our life is simply because it is what we know. It is our safe space, where we feel comfortable with who we are and how we have created our life. … Continue reading

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Danger is real but fear is a choice.

People often confuse fear with danger. Danger is very real, but fear is an emotional response to something that may or may not be real. Let’s take a look at their unique definitions. Danger: The possibility of suffering harm or … Continue reading

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You will never learn something from those who agree with you

Do you fear confrontation? Most do. It takes stern stuff to stand against a foe. But when we only hear agreement, we do not learn anything new. Take our competing echo chambers. One side declares the other to be corrupt. … Continue reading

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