We are often blinded to connections. If we saw up-front how every step connected to the next step that creates the entire staircase to our destination, we might never get there. Because some steps are cracked, others are creaking, others have simply fallen through; very few are smooth and stable. But if you just keep going, if you just keep having faith, believing, trusting, praying, and working on your goals, one day, everything will click.
LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.
“Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.”
— Elbert Hubbard
As human beings, we have a tendency to act as though our problems are the only problems in the world. We often make our issues much bigger than they really are simply because that is the only thing we can see at the present moment. When we are trapped in our own boxes of human self, we claw and scratch our way to hear only what we tell ourselves. And we miss out on all the insight and advice that could offer the solutions we need. Read more…
“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”
— Robert Jordan
We tend to talk about resilience as a trait that people are born with but that notion couldn’t be further from the truth. We aren’t born being resilient; we learn to be resilient over time. Human beings have an amazing ability to be strong even in the midst of harrowing and discouraging situations. The will to survive is far more flexible than we imagine at first glance. Read more…
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche
What happens sometime when you’ve had a bad experience or come through a bad relationship? You tend to connect all present or future experiences and relationships to that bad one in the past. We make these connections subconsciously. Our brain triggers the emotion of fear which keeps us on pins and needles when we don’t have to be. Read more…