Standing on the Shoulders of Giants- Part II

I was an avid reader as a child but I mostly read to pass the time. We lived out in the boonies so my mom had to drive thirty minutes each way to take me and my brothers to elementary school. To keep myself entertained I would curl up in our suburban’s back seat and read as towering fir trees passed by outside. Continue reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants- Part II”

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants- Part 1

The first chapter in a three part series discussing key concepts I’ve used to progress my life.

1:15 p.m. April 12th, 2011.
I was a high school senior sitting in Christian Leadership Class- a class designed to help students become better leaders through looking at Christian principles.

Oh.. how I don’t miss high school.

I enjoyed a lot of my classes in high school, but unfortunately Christian Leadership was not one of them. In fact, there are only two things I really remember from that class. The first is that I didn’t do well in it, which is no surprise given my lack of enthusiasm for the course. The second thing though has stuck with me over the past six years, when our teacher told us that when somebody is struggling it is better to give empathy than give advice. Continue reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants- Part 1”