Choosing to Create More and Consume Less

Yesterday, I read the Medium article: Are You a Consumer or a Creator? by Melissa Chu. Ms. Chu writes about the prolific life of Pablo Picasso, who in his lifetime created 147,800 works of art. Imagine what it would take to produce that much content. As Ms. Chu writes, “He wasn’t reading about painting, thinking about painting, or watching someone else […]

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Temperance 2/12/2019

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. -Nathaniel Emmons Are your habits serving you? If not, then how will you break free of this self-imposed bondage?

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Temperance 2/5/2019

If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results. -Arnold Schwarzenegger Make the time. Do the work. Reap the rewards. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than […]

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All the Small Things

Imagine getting in your car and going from 0 to 60. What seems like a simple process to the driver is really a series of many other small processes. You don’t all of a sudden show up at 60. You have to get there. You have to build up the momentum. You have to trust […]

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Temperance 1/29/2019

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. -William Faulkner Who are you really competing against? Now that you got that down, go out and win! _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then […]

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10 Reasons to Slow Your Anger

Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. –Proverbs 19:11 It is not the easiest pill to swallow, but being slow to anger is the best medicine. Here’s 10 reasons why it is best to let it go: Winston Churchill said, “A man is about as […]

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Temperance 1/22/2019

The measure of who we are is how we react to something that does not go our way. -Gregg Popovich It takes discipline and control to react in an appropriate way. Do you have enough of it? _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have […]

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Take Control

Control. Do you give much thought to it? What is in your control? What is not? Take for an example your body. The unknown condition growing within you was more from chance than from neglect. Was this in your control? Of course not. Exercising every day with a good diet didn’t stop the tumor. It […]

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Temperance 1/15/2019

Practice, the master of all things. -Augustus Octavius Slow becomes smooth, smooth becomes fast. There is only one way to get better, only one way to mastery. Practice. _____________________ The Virtue of Temperance Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than […]

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Squirreled

The next entry in my series, The Art of Not Getting Things Done, I discuss getting squirreled… Okay, that’s a joke, but it is recurring theme that worth taking a look at. It seems the more I read about productivity, the less I seem to accomplish. It is not that I am accomplishing less than […]

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