How powerful is the desire for revenge?

(Three minute read about how to fight the urge to seek revenge)Have you ever been so mad at someone that revenge is the only thing on your mind?  It's arguably one of the most attractive, satisfying and instinctual human responses to experiencing pain and I can speak to that from significant personal experience... Revenge seems to make the pain go away for just long enough to feel good again for a brief period of time.  … Continue reading How powerful is the desire for revenge?

The secret to resolving conflict…

I love when people ask me why I studied conflict management in college.  My answer is typically pretty simple; if there's one constant in life, it's that conflict is inevitable.  No matter where we look, there's conflict.  We face conflict at work, conflict at home, conflict in our relationships and with friends, and we face internal conflict within ourselves.  We can't escape it; we can only become better at handling it and managing how it … Continue reading The secret to resolving conflict…

Quitting is only hard the first time

If you start something - you finish it.  That is a lesson that most of us learned growing up.  Whether it was a sports team, after school program, yard work - it didn't matter.  My father told me, "When you start something, you finish it - no matter what". Of course as a kid, I hated that.  Kids get bored easily, especially when things aren't going their way and very rarely did things go my … Continue reading Quitting is only hard the first time

A post about the value of learning from others…

For those of you who have never spent a day in the life of a United States soldier, let me ask you a simple question... Who do you think get's it worse from the Drill Sergeants in basic training; the guy who knows nothing or the guy who knows it all? The guy who knows it all hands down!  I have said it before and I will say it again; as humans, we are proud … Continue reading A post about the value of learning from others…

Yesterday was the last day of the old you!

If you struggle implementing change in your life than this post is for you. I can't count how many times I've told myself I would start making changes in my life tomorrow.  I'll start going to the gym tomorrow, I'm too tired today.  I'll start eating healthier tomorrow, this junk food tastes too good today.  I'll start studying more, trying harder, doing better....tomorrow because today just isn't right.  But what I have come to realize … Continue reading Yesterday was the last day of the old you!

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