Building a Raging Fire

“Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to. We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step-by-step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.”  – Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

As I write this leadership message I am sitting in my backyard beside the crackling fire pit, watching the flames and smoke snake into the sky. There’s a wonderful feeling of comfort and warmth stoked by the sweet smell of pine, oak and cedar. It’s easy to see why one of the things I love most about winter is the opportunity to build a fire.  Continue reading