We live in a world that is all about achieving instant or quick results with minimal effort. Because of this microwave society, most people will be likely to quit on their long-term goals before they ever reach them. This is exactly why setting short-term, daily goals is important. Setting short term goals helps you to stay on track and to keep moving forward, setting new goals, and growing your level of patience for larger, more long-term goals.
When it rains it pours, but perspective is everything when enduring a personal storm.
Everyone experiences downpours in life. There’s no way around it. BUT there are ways through it. Most people want to shy away from their downpours, but we all know that rain brings about newness. It cleanses and restores. Read more
Recently, a friend visited me in Chicago. He was passing through on his way to vacation with his family. He stopped by with a friend, and as we chatted, I noticed her looking at me with a wrinkle in her brow. It seemed as if she was trying to figure me out. Read more
Unless I’m super old and telling my age right now, you remember when your teacher used to make ill-behaving students go to the board (or pull out a sheet of paper) and write one sentence one hundred times. S/he probably meant it to be a punishment, but the psychological effects of this activity were bordering on positive. I am a huge advocate for writing things down. This is why I journal daily. However, I believe these teachers were on to something even “way back when”. Read more