Tag Archives: Failure

There’s a Difference Between Knowing the Path and Walking the Path.

In the movie The Matrix, Morpheus tells Neo that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. What this basically boils down to is that knowing and doing are two totally different concepts. Knowing is passive and … Continue reading

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Laugh before sunrise; cry before sunset

Today’s adage comes from the middle ages. That age produced Hobbes and his reflection on a person’s short, brutish life. Many believed those who laughed or sang or enjoyed living, would soon stand corrected. Such unhelpful attitudes persist today.

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Better late than never

You may have noticed nothing ran yesterday. It was my day to post. I ran out of time before a busy evening. Today we take up an old chestnut that seems quite appropriate.

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We are stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.

Hardships and failures are our best teachers. We grow stronger by facing and overcoming them. The natural human response to pain is to run away from it. But some things we can’t hide from, and we inevitably have to deal … Continue reading

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A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

We find comfort in our daily routines, relationships and how our life is simply because it is what we know. It is our safe space, where we feel comfortable with who we are and how we have created our life. … Continue reading

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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

Today’s adage comes from Marcus Aurelius.  Aurelius championed stoicism. His treatment of fear illustrates the philosophy. In stoic thought, one pays attention to events under one’s own control. It is logical then to not fear death. Death is inevitable. What … Continue reading

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