Category Archives: Compromise

Be flexible about the right things.

Stubbornness requires a little flexibility. Stay with me…most of the small choices that lead to compromise happen because of a matter of inconvenience. We plan to eat well but we get caught in situations where it becomes difficult. We plan to work out everyday but the gym is not always readily available. Anyone can be stubborn on

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The Dichotomy of Discipline

Maintaining our discipline is difficult. So much so that just reading or hearing the word probably isn’t pleasant. For some, discipline means that you are in trouble. To be disciplined meant to be punished. No wonder there is an aversion to the word. For others, it is an ideal that seems like others master while they struggle

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Every trajectory has a cost.

The key to staying the course is counting the cost that the course requires. The costs are often high but we often discount the costs of not moving towards better choices and habits. People complain about the good old days but forget that they lived their life differently during those days. Their current choices and all the

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Not What I Signed Up For

I believe that most people quit early because they underestimated the effort or endurance required to finish what they started. They thought the change they committed to would be a magic pill or at most a two week event that would change the years of compromise that led them to desire a change. Change requires more effort

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Acknowledge: First Step

New Years resolutions tend to be all the rage during the month of January of any year. Some people keep them but most do not. The good news is that just making a resolution means that someone has put some thought into what opportunities they have to improve. These people look at their life and want something

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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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My Pap’s Rest Ethic

My grandfather worked 43 years with only one day off for a funeral. During that stretch, he often worked six days a week with equal amounts of overtime as standard hours in a week. Everyone would like to have a teammate with that kind of work ethic. What many people did not see is how my Pap

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The Ruts of Mental Toughness

We all have mentally tough and mentally weak moments. Mentally tough people simply listen more to their disciplined internal voice than the excuse-making one. This is rare because every turn and every decision, no matter how big or small, requires the ability to ignore the excuse to take the easier path. Our minds will follow the ruts

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