#Blessed, #Cursed, or #Warrior

Temperance 10/8/2019 On the obstacle course, the runner’s job [on paper] is simple: Run to the next obstacle, complete it, then run to the next one. The runner doesn’t look at the obstacle as a blessing or curse. It is what it is, an obstacle. In five weeks, I will run the Spartan Race in […]

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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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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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Live Your Philosophy

We all have our personal truths that we believe beyond a shadow of a doubt. It could be our faith, politics, or something on a smaller scale such as nutrition or how to live a good life. We could try to explain our beliefs to others and convince them with our words. But if you […]

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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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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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Temperance 5/7/2019: Action or Talk?

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. -Confucius I have noticed a strange phenomenon as I continue to work on my breathing while exercising. Concentrating on keeping my mouth and focusing on breathing only through my nose has made me more thoughtful. Is it the focus of the practice […]

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Temperance 4/30/2019: Initiator of Change

Let him that would move the world first move himself. -Socrates It all begins with you. Change yourself and you can change the environment around you. There are three things I am committed to working on every day. How can I improve my body, my soul, and my mind? This is part of the virtuous […]

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Temperance 4/23/2019: More Work, Less Talk

In all labor there is profit, but mere talk tends only to loss. -Proverbs 14:23 We can talk about all the things we are going to do but what counts is the action. Work hard. Work smart. How can you go wrong if this is what you are committed to doing? If you are working […]

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Temperance 4/16/2019

Four-thirty wouldn’t be all that unusual a time for me to get started down at the office. That early morning time is tremendously valuable: it’s uninterrupted time when I think and plan and sort things out. -Sam Walton It takes discipline to get up early, but oh the rewards are so worth it! The quiet […]

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