I had a conversation with my mom recently. She praised my self-discipline. Yes, I do get up every day to go out for a minimum 45 minute walk (as of this writing I’ve been doing it since 1/1/21 and it’s 9/21/21). But I responded, “I don’t feel very disciplined!” I don’t. I feel like I… Continue reading Death By A Thousand 15 Minute Cuts
Doing Your Best Might Not Yield the Best Results I’m working on a very difficult project for my day job. My work (commercial insurance broker) can be frustrating in that as a broker, we have little control over final pricing. We help insured’s make pricing improvements in a few ways: Accessing multiple markets to drive… Continue reading How Can I Do Better Even if I’m Already Doing My Best?
There’s a time and place for both massive and consistent action. In my old ministry days, we called this ‘crisis’ and ‘process’. Someone would come to faith due to some personal crisis or a personal realization of truth that often lead to some sort of emotional commitment. That was the crisis. Then that faith has… Continue reading Why Consistent Action is More Powerful than Massive Action
I’ve heard this quote a few times recently: Pray like it all depends on God. Work like it all depends on you. Solid wisdom there. During this current time (and by ‘current’ I mean when I’m writing it and when you’re reading it whether that’s 8/27/21 or 1/22/24 or 10/01/53), when things are topsy-turvy domestically,… Continue reading How to Manage the Micro vs. the Macro
There are two ways we make decisions: Unintentionally either out of habit or out of emotion Intentionally through a pre-designed filter (still out of emotion, but with predetermined structure) Your decisions might be good either way. You might have good habitual decision-making proclivities and you might not be naturally moved by emotions such as jealousy,… Continue reading How You Make Decisions Makes All the Difference
Have you ever heard someone say that a certain practice or a certain person is an ‘anchor’ in his or her life? Usually it’s a good thing. I’ve used that phrase before to refer to my Friday morning Bible Study. I’ve met with a group of guys for the past nearly 15 years every Friday… Continue reading Do You Need Anchors… or Propellers?