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  • Fail

    I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison Edison’s thinking was optimistic. It was progressive. It makes sense. Without failure, how do we learn? The key is to overcome the failure. We must be willing to fall 10000 times. Developing the tenacity to accept failure is a challenge today. […]

  • I am Vain

    There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Recently, I discovered that I am vain. In no way, shape or form would I ever consider myself as “buff” or “handsome” or any other extraordinary descriptive term. I do not consider myself ugly […]

  • Failure is Good

    What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh How many are paralyzed by the fear of the attempt? What greatness is never achieved because someone did not try? Where would life be? We are called to greatness. We are called to live. Life is experienced. It is experiences. […]

  • Goodness

    Dig deep within yourself, for there is a fountain of goodness ever ready to flow if you will keep digging. Marcus Aurelius When you listen or watch the news, it paints a bleak picture of humanity. The voice drones on story after story talking about the atrocities committed locally and abroad. There are so many […]

  • Fame or fortune

    People don’t care who you are. They need you to care who they are. When you do that, you have enough of a platform to influence lives.   Tony Dungy The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge   Tony Dungy in his daily meditation book, relays a story of a family reaching out to him […]

  • Seeds

    We tend to value the things that we can take home. Things that we see immediately and can benefit from possessing it. If we go about it this way, will we ever possess enough? Does the pursuit of the harvest ever end? We are looking at it wrong. We are looking at life as it […]

  • BYU, BYU, oh BYU

    Recently, the BYU women’s volleyball team hosted the Duke University women’s volleyball team for a match. During the match, members of the home crowd hurled racial slurs at a member of the Duke team. Nothing was done to stop the attacks. Apparently, security was assigned to Duke’s bench because the player’s safety was threatened, yet […]

  • Time

    As we grow older, we notice that time seems to slip by at an incredibly fast rate. We even make comments about how it goes much faster than when we were younger. We know that time is moving at the same rate, but we can explain this away with math. When you are 5, one […]

  • Inaction

    Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing. Marcus Aurelius   Take a moment to think about those words written centuries ago. What are they saying? Our inaction makes us just as guilty as the perpetrators. These words give us, show us, we have a duty to justice […]

  • Conversations

    Are you ready for the conversation? You know the conversation. It is going to be difficult. It is going to be very difficult and if held properly move emotions to the extreme. So, it could be loud. It could be an argument. It could offend. But it must happen. We must find a solution to […]