Month: August 2017

The First Lesson in Humility

Where does humility come from? First, it might be worth defining humility. Admittedly, there are many working definitions out there, but for simplicity we’ll use: “A modest view of one’s importance.”  Through the years, I’ve been consistently told that I came across as being extremely humble. As I was doing well academically and helping to …

The Key to Happiness

One of the most impactful things I’ve done over the last few years has been taking on a gratitude practice. It started with a seemingly simple, insignificant process. Using the Five Minute Journal, I would write down three things that I was grateful for each morning. Quick and easy. Some days, coming up with three things …

Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

The moments that define our lives are often those times when we’re most uncomfortable – stressful situations at home, key plays on the sports field, placement tests, public speaking, etc. Naturally, these situations are difficult. There’s a lot at stake, and our body responds to that. But those of us who can put aside this …

There Are No Guarantees

In Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks were driving late in the game, with an opportunity to all but guarantee victory with a touchdown. But on second down and goal with 26 seconds left, Russell Wilson threw a pass that was intercepted by Malcolm Butler, sealing the victory for the New England Patriots. In a …