Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually

“My brothers and sisters, except for Jesus, there have been no flawless performances on this earthly journey we are pursuing, so while in mortality let’s strive for steady improvement without obsessing over what behavioral scientists call ‘toxic perfectionism.’ We should avoid that latter excessive expectation of ourselves and of others and, I might add, of … Continue reading Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually

Thought for the day from a work conversation. Patience is not a weakness; it's an enabling power for very hard things. It doesn't mean one does not know how to push; rather it means one can choose when to push, and when an objective is more likely if one chooses to be patience.

In Japan just now, I watched an older woman stand and give her seat to a mother and young daughter, then engage in a pleasant conversation with a new found friend, the husband. That prompted me 10 minutes later when a mother carrying a baby and helping a young daughter boarded the train to give … Continue reading

Commitments are critical to real success because they extract our finest efforts. "Suppose one day they told high jump contestants – today there are no crossbars – just go out on the field and jump your highest and we have a laser gun that will measure it. Would the contestants reach their greatest heights? Somehow … Continue reading