The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.
Religious matters are to be separated from the jurisdiction of the state not because they are beneath the interests of the state, but, quite to the contrary, because they are too high and holy and thus are beyond the competence of the state.
A common pitfall on the path of excellence is an overemphasis on comparing our progress with others. While competition can be a tremendous tool for stretching ourselves to new heights, too often it causes a lack of perspective. This loss of perspective can often be traced to the following cycle: losing becomes associated with failure, […]
By stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariable a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
A diploma is evidence of our competence. Sometimes it’s the only evidence.