Be Present

Concept 2 Life #2: Be Present You have to have a target in mind. It is based on past performances, but it is only a target. You can remember your past, but you can’t live there. When you are on that machine, you have to be wholly there in the moment. You can’t even look […]

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Spark the Desire

You could wish upon a star, make a request to the universe, or even pray to the deity you serve. But none of it will make a difference, unless you put some energy into the thing you desire. A wish is a desire without energy.  –Paramanhansa Yogananda What is energy? It is action. And what […]

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Choose to Overcome

Faith 10/4/2019 Here is a message for everybody. Everybody. We all have the ability to improve. All we have to do is make the choice. We get to choose to become better. It is because of this reason that I have come to love listening to podcasts. Last week I listened to Ed Mylett interview […]

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Which Button to Push?

Courage 10/3/2019 In 2005, Staples introduced the Easy Button. The idea: if you want something, it’s not that hard to get it. When it came to office supplies, Staples had it. As technology continues to get better, things become easier. No more looking in the phone book, the encyclopedia, or on the map. If you […]

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Finding Your (Sober) Purpose

Justice 10/2/2019 When you look at that bottle, what are you hoping it will do for you? Will it numb the pain or help you forget? Will it make you happy or relieve your tension? We have many reasons for wanting to uncork the bottle. If you can enjoy responsibly, then you don’t have much […]

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Build Through Action

Temperance 10/1/2019 My son, Alec, gets frustrated when he can’t do something right the first time. He is still learning that practice is the key to success. Eventually, he will understand the concept of practice. This is not something to get upset about, it is a deficiency. And to overcome the deficiency, you must practice. […]

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7 Keys to a Goodnight’s Sleep

Prudence 9/30/2019 Ever since I started wearing a Fitbit a couple of years ago, I have really been interested in the quality and duration of my sleep. The first thing I do every morning is assess the previous night’s sleep. How do I feel? Do I think the quality was good? After this quick check-in […]

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Old and New Friends

Last weekend, the family took a trip to Charlotte. While there, we took the time to meet up with an old friend I knew back in my Army days. We met him at the restaurant he manages, and this is my take-away. The place was packed as usual on a Saturday evening. While waiting for […]

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Are You Really Too Old?

Hope 9/23/2019 Have you ever heard someone say they are too old to do something? After hearing it, you look at the person and try to qualify the statement. If he is older, you would think his statement makes sense. It he is not very old, then you wonder if age is really the issue.  […]

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A New Day

Temperance 9/10/19 Whatever happened yesterday cannot be changed. Too many times the sun has gone down, and I was left wondering what happened. Or more often than not, what didn’t happen. The day got away from me. Time was squandered, and I would go to bed in disgust having wasted another opportunity. But as a […]

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