Train for Courage

Courage 12/12/2019 Those first two months in my new position at work was rough. Everything was new. My level of expertise was developed in a quick training plan. I had very little experience in the field to draw from. To present my work was daunting as well. What if I made the wrong call? It […]

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Useful Pain

Courage 12/5/2019 Right now there is pain. Physically, you may not be able to fill it, but it resides deep within you. What is this pain that you cannot feel? There is a place you imagine yourself occupying. It is a “one day in the future” place, and today is not that day. You want […]

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AAR – Spartan Races & Medical Emergencies

Temperance 12/3/2019 After Action Review: Spartan Races and Medical Emergencies Spartan Races The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I ran my first Spartan Sprint. I didn’t know fully what I was getting into, and I didn’t have the best training leading up to the race. The day before, it rained for fourteen hours. Come race day, it […]

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The Skeleton Keys #3: Give to the World

Charity 11/27/2019 I doubt it began with the Egyptian pharaohs, but they are a good starting point. They amassed huge fortunes when they were alive. And when they died, they took their wealth with them to their burial chambers. Why? Maybe they thought they could it would help them in the next life. Better safe […]

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The Skeleton Keys #2: Hope in Yourself

Hope 11/23/2019 America, the land of opportunity. It is the reason so many come to this country. They want a better life than what is possible by staying in their own countries. Here is a chance to live the rags to riches story. Here is the chance for success that they dream of. This is […]

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The Skeleton Keys #1: Faith Plus Works

Faith 11/22/2019 When I was younger, I thought prayer was the skeleton key that would open up all the doors. In desperate times, I would pray. If I wanted something, I would pray. In those days, I believed that being a prayer warrior was the way to make it in life. Obviously it didn’t work. […]

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Dare Incrementally

Courage 11/21/2019 To build strength, you have to move heavy things. To build endurance, you have to move a lot. Neither strength nor endurance can be built overnight. You have to do the work over time. If you stop doing either one, you will lose it. Courage is similar. Sure, there are some who can […]

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Be Harder on Yourself

Justice 11/20/2019 I’ve been told by some that I am too hard on myself. Most likely that is true. I am hard on myself, because I know I am can be better today than I was yesterday. The best way I know how to do that is to mercilessly critique what I do or don’t […]

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Control of the Enemy

Temperance 11/19/2019 I heard years ago that a long lost aunt went off and married the outlaw John Wesley Hardin. When this brought to my attention, I was curious to learn more about the guy who was said to have shot through a wall to kill a man for snoring too loudly. To learn more […]

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Read Different, Think Different

Prudence 11/18/2019 Hitler. Talking over a few beers to his friends. They listened. It wasn’t too long afterward that he was raving his beliefs in front of a whole nation. They weren’t listening to anybody else, but they were listening to him. They burned the books that disagreed with his ideology. They killed the people […]

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