Category: Growth

On the Pursuit of Excellence

Almost a decade ago, I memorized the following paragraph for the written portion of my black belt test: “Mastery in one’s career and consciousness growth simply requires that we constantly produce results beyond and out of the ordinary. Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits. For most people, it starts with technical excellence in a chosen field…


If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.    — Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck The desire for growth is so ingrained in our species that it has become the overarching purpose of all…

growing pains

growing up is seeing the shades between black and white, the lines behind eyes, and the lies behind lines. I am growing up, and it hurts.