At any given time and under almost any circumstance, each of us can live out our callings in any one of a number of ways -- that the highest and best use of our gifts and talents need not be reflected in something extraordinary, but rather, in the ordinariness of our everyday lives; that the form of our work is less important than how we choose to show up, share our gifts, and serve others each and every day.
Do You Have Enough?
If character is at the heart of effective leadership, do you have enough of what it takes to lead yourself and others?
Sometimes achieving peace without begins within. It begins with reconciling our heart with our head, facing head on those things we might rather avoid. It means taking a personal inventory of our behaviors and choices; making amends with those we have hurt or been hurt by. It means meeting others where they are and as [...]
The Possibilities of Hope
Hope is more than passive, wishful thinking. At it's core, hope is about possibility thinking -- an active way of seeing, being and doing.
Protected: Abandoning Ourselves
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Far too often, we sell ourselves short and/or sell ourselves out. We act from a place of fear. We act from a place of pride. Sometimes, we fail to act at all. I should know. For too long I allowed fear (and later pride) to hold me back. Pick your flavor, I've probably tasted it [...]
The Battle Within
'They' say life is less about what happens to us, than how we respond to it, and that our attitude affects outcomes. I believe in these principles and have often written about the same. Put a smile on our face, respond with equal parts humility, forgiveness, gratitude and surrender, and all will be fine. Only [...]
If Onlies and What-ifs: Harnessing the Power of Choice in Our Lives
For the last several months, I've been writing about letting go and moving forward; getting unstuck and reuniting with lost dreams. I've also been writing about heroes and victims and the power of words and the stories we tell ourselves and others. In this vein, I've been thinking about how we often find ourselves lamenting if [...]