Complete the Idea

How many times did the light bulb go off in your head? Afterwards that thought might have caused a couple of sleepless nights as the possibilities became limitless. And then, after another while, the dream dissipated. It went back into the ether from whence it came. A few months or years later, somebody else did […]

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Gotta Do the Work

From a young age, Thomas Edison was willing to do the work. He grew up poor and got his first job at the age of twelve. He never had the chance to get a formal education. Through books, experiments, and practical experience at various jobs, Edison gave himself a rigorous education that lasted about ten […]

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Separation through Practice

The great separator will be practice. It will be the time spent mastering the skill. It is the difference between the hobbyist and the artist. One views it as novel, the other as the very meaning of life. Generally, we are all the same. But the one who spends the most time in practice, that […]

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Virtuous or Comfortable

You work hard during the day, and what do you want to do when you get home? You work hard during the week, and what is it that you want to do on the weekend? The most common answer would be to relax. It would be to take it easy, maybe watch some television. Sometimes, […]

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Keep on Steppin’

  We see the prize, the end goal. It is there before us in our mind’s eye, but it is not yet a reality. How do we get there? We keep going. We keep taking the steps along the thousand mile road.1 It will not be easy. No great journey ever is. Does it matter […]

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Two Keys to Confidence

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of hanging sheetrock in my kitchen. We are currently less than one week from having our kitchen cabinets installed. My wife and I can’t wait to have a fully functional kitchen again, rather than the torn down empty space where our kitchen used to be. The pleasure of […]

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Why Staying Busy Isn’t Good Enough

Like many in the world, I’m locked down. Can’t go to work. Can’t hang out with friends and family. And over the last couple of weeks, I have been working longer hours than usual. I get up, work out, and start working on projects around the house or at my parent’s house. I’m getting things […]

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Foolish Delay

The tanks lined up baking in the Georgia sun. Soldiers were trying to find ways to best pass the time. Some were napping, others playing cards, and one was reading. I asked him if it was any good when he finished it. He said it wasn’t bad and then offered it to me. I accepted […]

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The Big 3 to Get the Gold

In the world of wrestling, Dan Gable is one of the most decorated athletes and coaches of all time. As a High School wrestler, his record was 64-0. On the collegiate level, his record was 117-1. And in the 1972 Olympics, he won a gold medal without even conceding one point. His coaching career wasn’t […]

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Building to Win

I have a friend who plans to run his first marathon in the summer. He has only been running for about a year. Back then, he was a smoker and knew he needed to start doing something to get into shape. So he started running. He committed his time to this endeavor. As a result, […]

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