C. A. Hurst

We make things

harder on


than they need to be…

A common human foible

is that the more

we could use

some help

dealing with a

difficult situation,

especially an emotional situation,

the less likely we are

to admit to ourselves

that we need help,

and ask for it.



Personal growth…






You don’t need to be bombastic about it, you need to be consistent about it.

Give me somebody who has the discipline to feed his or her mind good stuff a little bit every day.

That is what creates powerful, sustainable, positive, unstoppable personal growth.

I would much rather have somebody who is doggedly persistent, and grows a little bit every day, than someone who tries to grow in huge leaps and bounds every once in a while.



Perspective is huge…

In my experience, people find what they’re looking for.

If they’re looking for flaws and shortcomings in other people, they will find them.

On the other hand, if they’re looking for the strengths, and the good things in other people, that’s what they will find.

Be aware that your own personal mindset has a huge influence on what you see in other people, and what you see in day-to-day events.



Whether we like it or not, growth is cyclical…

I’ve watched a lot of people try to change that over the past 50+ years. They’ve failed every time.

On the other hand, I’ve also watched a lot of people who have been willing to invest time, effort, and money into themselves, and have grasped the concept of soil preparation, seed time, nurturing, and harvest. You know what? They’ve succeeded every time. A lot of times their success has not included as much money or as many things as they thought they just had to have, and many times, they’ve had togo through the growth cycle repeatedly in order to get to where they wanted to go…

But they’ve learned to value the truly important things in life; people and relationships, and they’ve built lives full of value and meaning.