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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The Two Spectrums of Habit

Prudence 11/11/2019 They are rock solid pillars of their communities. They have found a formula for victory, and they do not deviate from it. They have studied the works of others. From their studies, they have emulated the successful and discarded the waste. They have built foundational habits tailored to optimize their performance. They are […]

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Note to Self: Shut Up Already

Prudence 11/4/2019 I read books. When I read, I don’t talk. I “listen” to the words of another. As I read, my mind sometimes tend to wonder. I start thinking other thoughts that do not have anything to do with the book in hand. I think about the things I read. I want to say […]

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Rise Up

It is judgment day, and it is your turn. Your Creator will ask you how you spent your time on earth. How will you respond? Some will say they took this precious gift of life and lived it to the best of their abilities. They didn’t squander their time on frivolous pursuits. They lived a […]

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Be the Axe

Prudence 10/14/2019 Ever try to chop wood with a dull blade? You can get it done, but it is not easy. I have been chopping a lot of wood lately, and it has got me thinking about this tool. The purpose of a good tool is to get a job done and to do it […]

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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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Value of Books

Prudence 8/5/2019 Before the printing press arrived in Europe, books were an item that the average person could not easily obtain. Books in that time were handwritten and definitely not cheap. By the 1500’s, books cost about 1/5 of what they did before the printing press. Sure they were a lot less, but still more […]

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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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Prudence 5/13/2019: What Are You Pursuing?

I remember when I was younger, how I pursued worthless things. I wanted things at the present moment, because they were pleasing to the senses. They were things that I didn’t think I could live without, things that once possessed became meaningless. I wasn’t careful with money. I wasn’t careful with time. I lived in […]

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Prudence 5/6/2019: Don’t Fall Behind

The only cap to your ability to learn is the one you put on yourself. When we were kids we were always told, “We could be whatever we wanted to be; the sky was the limit.” For some reason as we got older, we forgot that childhood maxim and set a limit on what we […]

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