The Day I Understood the True Price of Success

I well remember the sound of the crunching of gravel as two young men steadied the heavy gurney between them. I stood in the doorway with my mother and siblings, all of us holding hands, witnessing this last journey my father would make — down the walkway he’d poured, away from the home he had built. ItContinue reading “The Day I Understood the True Price of Success”

The Hidden Cost of Quitting

We’ve all heard some version of the saying that begins “when the going gets tough…” But the reality is that when things get difficult, even the tough find it very tempting to look for reasons to give up. And to be fair, quitting can be the right decision – but the hidden costs of thatContinue reading “The Hidden Cost of Quitting”

Three Things You Need To Know About Failure

I recently had a conversation with someone who was pointing out how many times I’d failed to meet the same goal. It felt pretty awful, especially because I knew it was true. But in that moment, I also realized that I could either accept that as my permanent truth, or I could look a bit deeperContinue reading “Three Things You Need To Know About Failure”

Midnight Musing: Opposition

It is a rude awakening to discover that there are those who would find greater joy in our failure than our success. But finding a path to success in the face of opposition builds self-assuredness and inner strength that cannot be found any other way. When we succeed without opposition, the only real enemy isContinue reading “Midnight Musing: Opposition”