Clear the Malfunction

One of the acronyms I will never forget from the Army is SPORTS. Slap Pull Observe Release Tap Squeeze When your weapon jams up, you apply SPORTS to clear the malfunction. Practice SPORTS enough times, and it becomes second nature. You won’t even forget it twenty years later. Why do soldiers practice it so much? […]

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Wisdom First

Does anybody begin life wishing for wisdom? Is that what one wants to be when they get older? Or is it a good job, a big house, lots of money, and of course lots of stuff? And when we come to the end, to our deathbeds, will any of those things matter? Hoping to have […]

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Contemplating Seneca #20

It was weakness on my part for letting it bother me, but in truth I have been guilty of doing the same thing. Have you ever held information with the intention of increasing your value? Have you ever kept your cards close to the vest rather than share it with the team? I used to […]

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A Word with the Wise

One of my closest friends told me once to break down the barriers that are preventing me from walking my path. A boss, who I despised and thought incompetent, once told me to control only what is in my control. The rest is out of my hands. A dear aunt stated that a person’s energy […]

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Preemptive Strike

Prudence 12/23/2019 You would be clever to stop a quarrel before it goes too far. You would be wise to never get in that quarrel in the first place. A clever person can see that he is out of shape and then takes the necessary steps to get back into shape. It is not easy, […]

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The Two Spectrums of Habit

Prudence 11/11/2019 They are rock solid pillars of their communities. They have found a formula for victory, and they do not deviate from it. They have studied the works of others. From their studies, they have emulated the successful and discarded the waste. They have built foundational habits tailored to optimize their performance. They are […]

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Be the Axe

Prudence 10/14/2019 Ever try to chop wood with a dull blade? You can get it done, but it is not easy. I have been chopping a lot of wood lately, and it has got me thinking about this tool. The purpose of a good tool is to get a job done and to do it […]

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Feel the Pain, Make the Change

Let us take a moment to think what is painful in our lives. Is the pain physical? What about mental or emotional? By nature, we are conditioned to move away from pain. Touch something hot once, and if the pain is severe enough, chances are that you will be more careful around that object in […]

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The Frailty of Life

We all know that death could come for us at any moment. But we usually don’t give it much thought, until we, or the ones close to us, near that threshold. When we are not mindful of death, when it feels far away, we tend to find importance in things that are really not very […]

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Your Best Personal Defense

When are you most vulnerable to attack? I spend much of my time trying to prepare my personal defenses. I want to actively put myself into position where a personal attack against me is not possible.That means I need to be physically strong, mentally strong, and of course spiritually strong. Compromising your character is out […]

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