Personal Potential: Only A Pittance Without Work

When plans go awry, or others declare our pursuits the vain attempts of an idiot, and when life all but bottoms out, we have a choice to make.

Feeling sorry for ourselves is one option. Marinating in the shoulda-woulda-couldas is another.

Or, we can put in superior perseverance and come out triumphant, the satisfaction and joy of hard work twinkling in our eyes. Personal potential realized.

Discouragement: A Fatal Weapon of the Devil

I nearly saw discouragement sulk away with the swells of comparison and perfectionism behind it. At that moment, I thought, “No, not my daughter. You, my lifetime archenemy, are not sinking your claws into my bright, beaming, courageous, and generous Fiona.”

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