Success: Perfection or Productivity?

Have you ever wondered how someone with more responsibilities or demands is able to achieve more of their goals than you do? No, they are not perfect, alien, or some breed of human meets robot. Simply, they are probably just more highly productive and efficient than you.  Now, if only we could be as perfect …

Worrying Less About What People Think About You

"Stop caring about what people think about you," he said. I replied, "it is easier said than done." It is not always easy to analyze the causes of our fears, but it is usually very necessary. In my personal fear analyses, I found that too many of my fears centered around what other people -- …

Success and Competition: Is There Room for Everyone? (Part II)

Note: In Part I of this series entitled "Is There Room for Everyone?" I attempted to consider this life question through the lens of a major issue facing our society right now--- racial tension. I hope that you a chance to read it and share your thoughts! If not, it is not too late. For …

Let it Go.

Don't hold on to things or thoughts that are clearly making you sink. How silly is it that we feel ourselves sinking but refuse to release the weight pulling us down. What's the worse that can happen - you float? Isn't it at least better to float than drown? Let it go. No really, let …

Prepare for Success

One thing that I am always trying to get my students to realize is that they should take advantage of the time they presently have in order to work on building/exercising their skills in their own particular areas of weakness. Of course, getting high school students to see the bigger picture of the seemingly mind-numbing …

Getting Out of The Box: How I Get Over the Fear

"Step outside of the box." "Think outside the box." "Break outside the box." This little box must be made of some extremely durable substance because the entire world is either living it or trying to get out of it! No, seriously. I am not joking. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard these expressions about this box. Darn …

Going With God

"So, you are going with God," I asked. "Yes," they replied. I am a firm believer that God can do the impossible; but I also believe that we cannot expect miracles to happen if we don't put forth the effort to prepare ourselves to sustain that "impossible opportunity" once it happens. The statement above was the last exchange in a …

The Danger of Doing Nothing

This is a simple math inspired post that reveals a simple life lesson. Remember when you learned that anything multiplied by zero equals zero? Exactly. If you do nothing, you will get nothing. Small steps, large steps, new action, or old actions repeated; whatever it is, just do something. You will never get where you …