Aptitude

"Genius consists of equal parts of natural aptitude and hard work." - Andre Maurois Typically, I write on topics which are reasonably clear-cut and universally applicable. Aptitude, then, is an oddball. I believe that everyone possesses a certain level of aptitude for something. What, of course, is a matter of considerable self-exploration and life experience. None … Continue reading Aptitude

Confidence

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." - Samuel Johnson I recently took the opportunity to write on the matter of pride. In my entry, I made my best effort to caution that pride can be an unattractive and deceptive impediment to accomplishment. Writing about confidence, then, may seem like a redundancy. I fear … Continue reading Confidence

Pride

"A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that is above you." - C.S. Lewis Pride has a deceptive appeal but is a terrible stumbling block. Much of our modern culture promotes "me as a brand". There's value to … Continue reading Pride