Tag: Self-Knowledge

Focus on the right things
In his book, The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni makes a brilliant point about how easy it is to focus on the wrong things. In an old episode of the I Love Lucy show, Ricky comes home to find Lucy crawling around the living room on all fours. When he asks her what she’s doing she explains...
Read More
Do the hard thing
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca
Read More
Trust happens
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway
Read More
The longer you wait, the longer the path
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Read More
Be prepared
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.” – Abraham Lincoln
Read More
Seeing is believing
“Faith in thought is powerful, but faith in action is magnetic.” – Alan Cohen
Read More
Put your phone down
“Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.” – Jim Rohn
Read More
Doing vs. intending
Getting things done is about doing, not intending.  A failed effort is infinitely more valuable than an intended effort.
Read More
Shoulds vs. wants
Doing “shoulds” not “wants” develops character.  Both are important, but one makes you a better person.
Read More
The invisible
One lovely tradition my son and I share is watching a bit of soccer on Saturday mornings. I don’t want to overstate this “tradition”. After all, my son is a mere two years of age and has the attention span of a napping beagle. However, he knows what he wants, and on Saturday mornings—and so he insists...
Read More
Gratitude is essential
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – Saint Ambrose of Milan
Read More
Choose your battles
“You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.” – Unknown (to me, at least)
Read More
Light up the world you live in
“A church that doesn’t provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed—what gospel is that? Very nice, pious considerations that don’t bother anyone,...
Read More
Can't and won't
The difference between what I can’t do and what I won’t do is a gap I’m learning to close. Personally, this is especially true when I’m in the gym. It’s amazing how much of the battle is not necessarily against my body, but my mind. That being said — it is my upper body, not my mind, that is definitely...
Read More
Be yourself
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind!” – Dr. Seuss
Read More