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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Temperance 4/9/2019

The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength. -Marcus Aurelius Don’t let your defenses crumble by losing your control. You must breathe. Center yourself and maintain control. A rash decision could destroy a reputation that has taken years to build. If you want to be strong, you must […]

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Temperance 4/2/2019

It takes years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. -Warren Buffet You have to be in control of yourself all the time. Repeat: ALL THE TIME. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you […]

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Temperance 3/26/2019

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. -Walter Elliot As Aurelius said, “We assemble our lives action by action.” How many short races can you run? _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will […]

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Temperance 3/19/2019

To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way. -Corita Kent Well there you go. Time to follow in a better way. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will […]

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