Monthly Archives: December 2019

Flying Out of the Explosion

It’s always exciting to watch a pilot fly out of an explosion after some bad guy is finally destroyed in the third act of an action movie. Too often, our procrastination causes us to need a movie-like moment to accomplish what could have efficiently been done earlier with less fireworks. Real life is full of emergencies but

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Why Wait?

Procrastination can be strategic if you are waiting for the optimum moment to accomplish something. That makes it seem wise to wait. Most of the time, procrastination is what laziness looks like. We all have moments when there is something we should do and choose to put it off. I am being lazy when I choose to

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Hiding the Grind of Success

Social media has broken the world down into like or dislike. Follow or don’t follow. Good or bad. We know it and we participate in it because for most of us, it’s all we have ever known. Social media and the world leave no room for potential to be seen or realized. You are either worthy of

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Training the Brain

I believe that social media content is not responsible for the dysfunction of our culture so much as the rate and volume that we consume it because it sharpens our propensity for making snap judgements about others. The world is a judgemental place and therefore it is not really a safe place to grow and develop in

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The Judgement of the World

The world is full of snap judgements. It’s how the world keeps up with the ever-increasing interactions not only in person, but also online. People literally scroll through their various feeds making snap judgements about everything and everyone they see. Is that likeable? Should I follow this person? How many likes did that post get? The average

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Beautiful Materialism

I grew up looking forward to Christmas every year. We had this tradition on Christmas Eve where everyone in my large extended family would gather at my grandparent’s house and eat an amazing dinner. The kids waited for the dishes to be done so we could all open presents. The presents were always placed in a room

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Merry Christmas

I want to take time to say Merry Christmas to everyone! Christmas was always my favorite holiday because it was the day that I “got stuff” when I was a child. Today, I get to give gifts to those I love and that has surprisingly become just as enjoyable. I believe that this is because Christmas is

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Why We Hide

Judgement by others is why we hide. We know others are judging us because we judge others. We all do it and it’s why honesty and transparency are so rare. We have an innate desire to be known and accepted but we fear that once someone knows us, we will be judged as bad and ultimately be

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Intellectually Lazy

I could make a case that making snap decisions about people as a base-level judgement is either immature or lazy intellectually. When I am tired, it is easy to let my mind run on autopilot and decide whether something or someone is good or bad without much conscious thought on my part. Before I realized that I

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Seeing is Not Believing

Judgements that label people in our minds will limit our ability to influence people. If we see someone as good, we will be less likely to develop that person because we will believe that they have already reached their potential. If we see someone as bad, will likely avoid working with them because it is difficult to

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