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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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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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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Are You Hungry?

The prehistoric hunter didn’t get up in the morning, pop open the fridge and grab a little breakfast. If he wanted to eat, he went out and hunted it. If he didn’t make a kill, he did without. Most likely, his family did without as well. Sun Tzu said, “In a desperate position, you must […]

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A Stewardship of Discipline

Temperance 12/24/2019 Your mind is a sanctuary. Without discipline, how can you rule your mind? Your body is a temple. Without discipline, the home to your spirit and soul would be in disarray. If you cannot rule your mind or your body, how can you expect to be a good ruler of anything else? Stewardship […]

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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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