I listened to a few Dan Miller 48 Days Podcasts today. I get on a roll and chunk about 4-5 episodes of a podcast at a time. In one particular episode, he dealt extensively with failure. The idea that struck me was this idea of failing high, that we really don’t know what we’re capable… Continue reading Fail High
It seems that choices fall into three categories: Choices that are healthy and helpful Choices that are harmful Choices that appear perfectly neutral How many times have you said, “I’ll just do this–won’t hurt”? Lent is approaching. And Lent always faces me with a question to fast or not. And if I fast, what will… Continue reading How Do You Make Decisions?
I’ve been following the One Word 365 practice (which now appears to be a movement) for the last two years. In 2011, my one word was Simplicity. In 2012, my one word was Energy. If my personal blog was still up and running (more than just the home page, I’d link to the posts about… Continue reading My One Word is Generosity
Starve the thing you want to die. Feed the thing you want to flourish. Quit sneaking snacks through the jailhouse doors.
Sacrifice and simplicity go hand in hand. Living simply assumes that sacrificial choices must be made. We can’t continually add to our lives without saying no at times. We love to accumulate. We love to say yes — to things, to people, to events. We have to say “no” if we are going to have… Continue reading Sacrifice
I brainstormed my goals for 2013 in Evernote. The total? 66 projects and goals. That is an overwhelming number. And chances are, I won’t get to all of them. That’s sometimes an excuse not to chip away at any of them. Something that is becoming more helpful: Filtering the goals through guiding principles. Three Simple… Continue reading Three Simple Principles for the New Year