Wasted Mental Effort

There have been many times that I have played the scenario out in my head. Stricken with anxiety, I mentally act out each step. How will it go down? How can I prevent the inevitable? When the trial has come and gone, it rarely was ever as bad as I imagined it. All the stress […]

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Break Free

Faith 5/31/2019: Break Free You can choose to roll along with the tide, going wherever it directs you. Do so, and you will call it destiny. Whether your destination leads to the promised land or somewhere entirely different, you will be resigned to this fate. A product of the environment in which you were born, […]

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The Top of the Mountain

Courage 5/30/2019: The Top of the Mountain There are some who seem to have King Midas’ golden touch. Everything seems to come easily to them. But this is only my perception. I do not know what struggles they had to overcome to get to where they are today. As for my own golden touch, I […]

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With Respect to Yourself

Justice 5/30/19: With Respect to Yourself Consider yourself. Take a look in the mirror. Take a look into your past. What have you done? What are your qualities, your achievements? Who are you? Have you conducted yourself in a way that is worthy of respect? Have you treated your body, soul, and spirit with respect? […]

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Do Hard Things

Faith 5/24/2019: Do Hard Things Imagine 10 years ago. What can you do now that seemed impossible back then? For me, there were so many things I believed I would never achieve. Sure, many of them I dreamed about doing. But in all honesty, I did not really have faith that it could be done. […]

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Judge Yourself

Justice 5/22/2019: Judge Yourself Of course, we want to be honest in how we deal with other people, but… We also need to be honest with ourselves. Can you do it? Can you be honest with how you truly assess where you are at? We need to take a moment and see where we are. […]

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Guard Yourself From Trouble

Temperance 5/21/2019: Guard Yourself From Trouble It takes a tremendous amount of self-control to hold your tongue when the pressure is on. As your internal temperature rises, the urge to unleash the verbal fury within strengthens. Can you say what is on your mind in a way that will keep you from trouble? If not, […]

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Change the Way You Think

Prudence 5/20/2019: Change the Way You Think Sometimes you get stuck on a level. You try over and over again, but you just cannot pass it. Enough tries, and soon you will be repeating the same steps that caused you to lose. It might be a game. It might be calculus. It might be a […]

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Push Past the Pain

Courage 5/16/2019: Push Past the Pain One of the best books I have read this year is Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins. This is an ultramarathoner and former Navy Seal who knows how to deal with pain and does not allow that pain to stop him from […]

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Automating Toward Success

Temperance 5/14/2019: Automating Toward Success The right habits will make the individual incredibly disciplined. It will put you on auto-pilot towards your desired destination. Like a direct deposit into your retirement plan, you won’t have to think about it. You just do it. What can you do to optimize your routine? Is it moving your […]

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