Category Archives: Personality Development

Endure Adversity

Everyone experiences adversity and difficult times. No one escapes. We don’t live in the fairy-tale world of Prince Charming and Cinderella. We live in the real world of conflict, war, financial reverses, relational breakdowns, illness, and suffering. Continue reading

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Inconvenience Counts

The acceptance of inconvenience and discomfort explains why people with  every apparent qualification for success become disappointing failures, while others achieve outstanding success in spite of many obvious and discouraging  handicaps. In other words, we’ ve got to realize right from the start that success requires an unconventional approach, and a much different philosophical  view. Continue reading

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Truth Counts

Death and taxes are not the only guarantees in life; the truth counts as well. Deny the truth, and you will soon discover that life is a game that can  deliver a whole lot of undesirable consequences. Facts are facts, perceptions … Continue reading

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Common Sense Counts

Common sense is a collection of the pearls of conventional wisdom. It’s the basic governing principles of life that most of us know intuitively, even  though we waste valuable time trying to deny them. Common sense is the  clear line that … Continue reading

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Loyalty Counts

Loyalty is a supreme moral virtue. Without it, we lack a moral center for  our life. It is a universal good that binds people to the moral order and to one  another. Hence, a conflict of loyalties is disastrous. It is like a civil war in the  moral order. Continue reading

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Joy Counts

Joy is an aphrodisiac; anyone who has experienced it will crave it again and again. Joy is a choice; it’s an emotion that can be found in any circumstance.  Joy is a natural state; it’s best demonstrated by children. Joy is everywhere; it  presents itself in abundance throughout each day. Joy is contagious; it’s a gift  we give to ourselves and spread to others. Joy is inside of us; it’s a spirit we  liberate and find spiritually liberating. Those who live in, share, and spread joy  possess true wisdom. Continue reading

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Perseverance Counts

Perseverance keeps hope alive. Growth of any type requires personal  struggle; in the face of stern obstacles and setbacks we need to keep moving  forward, however tempting it might be to give up and let go of our dreams.  Perseverance is a force that stirs us and keeps us moving on toward our goals.  The inner passion of perseverance, the indomitable emotional commitment to  a worthy goal or an ennobling cause, is an awesome and liberating force. Continue reading

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