Do good anyway.

It is fascinating to me that while we live in a time of “virality” and a ten-second TikTok can seemingly be known to the world within a week, yet so much wisdom has been shared over the years that I didn’t know even existed.

The more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know.

In one of the books I was reading this year,  I was exposed to Kent M. Keith’s “Paradoxical Commandments” (first written in 1968) and was instantly inspired by the words.

Here they are below:





This is directly from Kent M. Keith’s site regarding the thinking behind these words:



“The Paradoxical Commandments are about finding personal meaning in the face of adversity. The paradox is that even when things are going badly, you can still find meaning and deep happiness. There is another paradox, which is that when things are going well, it can be hard to find meaning and deep happiness.”



I appreciate the focus on finding that meaning when things are bad AND when they are good.

It is easy to find lessons in failure but often difficult to find learning in success. Find learning anyway.

There is nothing I can truly add to this that will provide more value, but I share this with you all as I feel it gives some perspective as this year ends and a new one begins.

You might have known these “Paradoxical Commandments” before they came into my life. I decided to share anyway 🙂 

I hope you find value in these words.


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