Only Forward

This morning I listened to a guided meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh. It was a simple 15 minute practice into mindfulness. Being mindful is being in the present. When you concentrate on your breathing, you are being mindful. When your mind wanders, the concentration is no longer on the breathing. I struggle with being fully […]

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Awakening the Brain

Have you ever heard the statement that we only use 10% of our brain? I am not a neurologist, but I imagine we use a lot more. How much goes into automatic functions to keep us alive? How much is used for storage of things that we have no idea about? How much do we […]

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You Alive?

One of the tragedies of war is the extinguishing of young lives. After reading Cornwell’s Waterloo, I was appalled at how careless some of the leaders were with the lives of those underneath their command. Even when they knew their tactics were doomed to fail, they proceeded anyway at the expense of thousands of young […]

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Not Giving Up

A couple of years ago, I read the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This week, I started to listen to the audio book for a little reinforcement of the message. What’s the message? How to identify and overcome our biggest enemy: resistance.   What exactly is this enemy called resistance? It is […]

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The Folly of Fear-based Choices

I have done some pretty stupid things in my life. One time, I bought a new car, because my old one had an oil leak. The price to fix it was about the same as one month’s payment on the new car. If I would have taken the time, I might have been able to […]

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Take Your Blows

Courage 12/19/2019 I remember watching the old Kung Fu movies growing up. It seemed like in every one of them, there was always an idiot. He was always messing up and as result was always being punished. The master never relented but continued the beating for each offence. I am sure a real life master’s […]

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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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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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You or the Team

Courage 11/14/2019 A few questions: As an individual what do you want to accomplish? Is it to excel beyond your peers and gain notoriety? Is it to feel you belong to the group? How do your goals as an individual help the team? Could you go all in as a contributor and still achieve the […]

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