At the age of 19, I was a staunch idealist. The concepts I believed were inflexible, and offered no room for interpretation or examination. I was a new convert. And I drove the people around me crazy. Several people encouraged or reprimanded me for my idealism. They tried to coax me into a more ... Read more about Idealism Can Get You Into Trouble
If a planet killer asteroid is headed toward you, do you follow the rules that will cost you your life? Or do you break from protocol to save the world? Life is too short to waste on continuously dreaming impossible dreams. To camp out in the land of disappointed, deferred hope is suicide. ... Read more about Are You Constantly Disappointed? You’re Doing It Wrong
One of the easiest ways for adults to have a greater impact on a child's sense of self value:Speak up with your affirmation even if others already have. Just because another adult praises a child for their accomplishment or expresses delight in a child's effort doesn't mean the role has ... Read more about One of the Easiest Ways to Impact Children’s Lives
Pop culture wields amazing power. Words often take on new meanings due to popular use, and their meanings evolve over generations to match the current mindset of the people. We think we know what we're saying, but do we really? It's important to call attention to assumptions, though, because we ... Read more about Words Don’t Always Mean What We Think They Mean
In the course of pursuing the destiny for which youbwere created, you have no doubt already experienced a conflict you chosen not to engage. Some will accuse you of being inflexible or refusing to be challenged. And it might be true. At the same time, it may be patently false. How easy to ... Read more about Are You Conflict Averse Or Time Wise?