“Every day, in everything you do, your wins are waiting for you. They’re everywhere.” – Tim Grover from “Winning” I never used to think this way. I’m now only learning to realize this fact: each decision I make is an opportunity to win or lose. The win is usually internal. It’s a decision that requires… Continue reading Winning
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