Tag Archives: Failure

Behind the Blog

“Persistence isn’t very glamorous. If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent.  We love its flash and dazzle. But great power lies in the other ninety-nine percent.’ … Continue reading

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Is This Post a Mistake?

“He who makes no mistakes makes no progress.” — Theodore Roosevelt Recent post The Hardest Thing posed the dilemma of crossing bridges or burning them, and the difficulty of choosing. In reply to a number of thoughtful comments and questions, I promised … Continue reading

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Portrait of Achan (Unfinished)

Read this excerpt and tell me what you think it adds up to: Messages that give us feedback about life. Interruptions that should cause us to reflect and think. Signposts that direct us to the right path. Tests that push … Continue reading

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