This is the trickiest lesson I’ve yet to learn. Grit. Determination. Discipline. Stick-to-it-iveness. People seem to want to invent new words to say the same things, but I got the message a long time ago. Sometimes overcoming obstacles or achieving anything requires a stubborn commitment to never giving up. But I wish I could find […]Continue reading "Knowing when to quit"
A quick Amazon book search yields over 60,000 results for “time management”. There’s been an annoying trend in personal development books for quite some time now: Well known CEOs of huge corporations writing about success principles. I’m annoyed by it because many of them speak in nebulous terms in order to sound intelligent and important […]Continue reading "A Couple Of Resources More Precious Than Time"
Misery loves company. These days, misery seems to be a virtue. Anti-social media has become a contest of sorts to see who can share the most disturbing or controversial news. The more complaining about how terrible everything is, the more we can relate, and the more we show we care. For some, 2020 was an […]Continue reading "2020- A Very Good Year?"
Life ebbs and flows. Our energy ebbs and flows. Our Vision, focus, health, patience, and skills ebb and flow. It’s important to recognize that life comes as does all of nature, in waves. It’s also important to recognize what helps you out of the trenches and back up to the crest. Take some time today […]Continue reading "What Fuels You?"
There’s a common question in the self-help world, designed to motivate and inspire: “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” It’s an interesting thought experiment. But, I’m afraid, not too useful. Because we know we can fail. In fact, anything worth pursuing is never a sure-fire thing. Really, when you stop […]Continue reading "Is it worth doing?"
“Some things are within our power, while others are not. Within our power are opinion, motivation, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever is of our own doing; not within our power are our body, our property, reputation, office, and, in a word, whatever is not of our own doing.” -Epictetus “I’ve concentrated upon the […]Continue reading "What can you control?"
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” -Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) In my book, I refer to this poem (or prayer) and turn it on its head. Through a Daily Practice in service of your Vision, we can […]Continue reading "Serenity"
When I was 16, I read The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peal. I still have the exact copy in my library. For the next two decades or more, I read many other books and listened to many hours of lectures on having a positive outlook on life, and the power of optimism. […]Continue reading "The Power Of Negative Thinking"
Habits, as a means to personal development, have been written about for centuries. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.” Aristotle* (384-322 BC) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is […]Continue reading "Keystone Practice"
Hindsight being 20/20, it can be easier to connect the dots of our lives looking back. When we find ourselves disappointed or surprised by life’s twist and turns it can be difficult to remember that everything, even fear, is temporary. Write about a moment in life that might have gone seemingly wrong at the […]Continue reading "This Too, Shall Pass"