Contemplating Seneca #74

Do I really have the time? Four weeks of not working flew by way too fast. Every day I was able to accomplish projects that would normally take me weeks. Not being regulated by a schedule that involves 10 hours a day dedicated to working a day job really allowed my personal productivity to skyrocket. […]

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Contemplating Seneca #39

There is a quote I heard several years ago that has really stuck with me. Gymnastics coach Christopher Sommer said, “If you want to be a stud later, you have to be a pud now.” This is excellent advice for anybody wanting to develop their levels of physical fitness. A stud is obviously the top […]

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Contemplating Seneca #55

Do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? Me neither. All we have is today. So what will you do with it? Will you bemoan the fact that tomorrow is unknown, or will you get on with life’s purpose? I’ve started reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It has been over […]

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Contemplating Seneca #68

Storms come and go. Like everything else, they have their seasons. What was good yesterday could be bad tomorrow. And the bad times, they won’t last forever. On the good days, make your preparations. Do the work. Ensure that your ship is tight and in top shape. Of course you should enjoy the sunshine and […]

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Contemplating Seneca #36

Maybe we can’t enjoy our friends and family the way we want to now. Maybe the best we can hope for is a text or a phone/video call. Make the most of it. We are fortunate to live in a time when this is possible. And when we get back to normal, let us not […]

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Stewards of Power

You might not believe you have any power, but we all have some. Some have the power to influence millions. Others may only have influence in their own homes. All have the power to control their own selves. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. –Seneca   If you cannot properly […]

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AAR – Spartan Races & Medical Emergencies

Temperance 12/3/2019 After Action Review: Spartan Races and Medical Emergencies Spartan Races The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I ran my first Spartan Sprint. I didn’t know fully what I was getting into, and I didn’t have the best training leading up to the race. The day before, it rained for fourteen hours. Come race day, it […]

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Wasted Mental Effort

There have been many times that I have played the scenario out in my head. Stricken with anxiety, I mentally act out each step. How will it go down? How can I prevent the inevitable? When the trial has come and gone, it rarely was ever as bad as I imagined it. All the stress […]

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Courage 2/21/2019

It is better to conquer our grief than to deceive it. -Seneca Yes, it sucks, but you have to get over it. Face the reality of what it is. Do not fall for those sugar-coated lies that mask the real problem. ____________________ The Virtue of Courage Do you have the heart to forge ahead? Can […]

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Your Motive

When you exercise, who are you exercising for? When you go to the gym, are you there to get in shape or to impress others? This was the discussion I had last week with several colleagues.What is the motivation behind some of the antics seen in the gym? Too often, we see some ridiculous feat […]

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