The Real Key To Success (And Why Talent Is Overrated)
Justin Zoradi
By Justin Zoradi

Each summer, about twelve hundred young American men and women arrive at the United States Military Academy at West Point to begin four years of study. But before any of them sees a classroom, they go through seven weeks of Cadet Basic Training. By the time the summer ends, 1 in 20 of these talented, dedicated young adults will drop out.

A group of researchers wanted to understand why some students continued on the road toward military mastery and the others got off at the first exit. Was it physical strength and athleticism? Intellect? Leadership ability? Well-roundedness? […]

Why God Told Me to Ruin My Life
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt

For much of my life, when it came time to make a decision about anything, I felt virtually paralyzed by fear of making the “wrong” choice. When I had to choose a college, or a job to take or not take, a city to live in, or even a car to drive, I always wanted to do all the research, talk to everyone I knew and discover all the possible pitfalls before I chose.

I have to admit, I hesitated to make a choice at all if I didn’t feel absolutely certain I knew it was the “right” choice.

Then, a few years ago, all of that changed […]

One Reason Many of Us Have A Hard Time Connecting
Hillary Rector
By Hillary Rector

I was driving home from grabbing coffee a few weeks ago when I heard a quick radio promo on 650AM-WSM—the station many people know as the home of The Grand Ole Opry. It is also the station I listen to the most here in Nashville, since they play a lot of good old country songs. […]

The Importance of Making Peace With Your Past
Mike McHargue
By Mike McHargue

I hated the way I talked when I was a kid. As a lifelong resident of the Deep South, I have a southern family, with an accent to match. Most people on TV sounded so sophisticated with enunciated speech, while every southerner I saw portrayed in film was either slow or ignorant. I wanted to […]