I’m constantly challenged to stretch my thinking as I explore new ways of looking at personal growth and life-transformation.

After all, I’m on the journey like everyone else. I wrestle with the same things you do, and I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But one thing I’ve found that transformed my approach was to consider that asking the right question may be more important than getting the right answer.

We find ourselves in the gap between the story and the vision. Between our past and our future.

Our Story

There’s no escaping the fact that we’ve been formed and molded by our past. The decisions we’ve made, the advice we’ve listened to (or not), our education, family background, even the place where we were born, all have added to the complex puzzle that is you.

We can look back and see the highlights as well as the difficult moments. The triumphs and the defeats. The gains and the losses.

Rarely do we remember the everyday, ordinary happenings. But they are still there, like the baseline that hide under the rhythm of a song. Our big mistakes are ingrained in our memory. Our numerous little accomplishments gather dust on a shelf somewhere.

Years of dutiful service to an unseen master dulled the senses. Striving to keep up with the Jones’s made us shallow and introspective. Comparing ourselves to the wonder-parents at the school gate made us feel a constant failure.

It’s there, although we don’t think about it. Accepting it for what it is becomes a crucial forward step in the direction of freedom.

We can’t change yesterday, but we can change how we let it shape us from this day forward.