Who we really are and what determines our real worth has less to do with what we’ve been endowed with and much more to do with what we’ve done with what we’ve been given.

Properly balanced self-esteem and reinforcement for the conscientious exercise of one’s will are of paramount importance to the process of healthy character development.

If you really want to help bend someone’s ego pathologically out of shape, send them the constant message that it’s what they bring to the table that really counts, not how they conduct themselves when they’re at the table.

Being recognized and reinforced for engaging in meritorious action is crucial to a person’s healthy character development.

Like many, I was touched by the heartwarming story of a man with a God-given talent and a budding career, who lost himself, his family, and fortune to a life on the streets from chronic substance abuse and found new hope during the Christmas holidays.