Category Archives: Discipline

The good news about the success of others…

Those who are the best of us make different choices. The best result is the outcome of the best choice. Sustained success is a pattern of the best choices. That is the real inconvenient truth. The fact that others can make better choices than I can and find a way to prevail is not as bad as

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Ironic Aspiration

Being the best or elite in something has its ironic costs. “Elite” has some interesting definitions. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the primary definition of elite is, “the choice part” and the secondary definition is “the best class.” The next two definitions represent the negative connotation we have with the word elite. The third definition is “the socially

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Is winning lucky?

I have a theory that most people like to celebrate those who succeed but not those who continue to succeed. Anyone who seems fortunate enough to win will get a lot of congratulations but anyone who wins over and over gets ridiculed or even hated eventually. I think this happens because people would rather believe that success

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Psuedo-satisfaction

Success has no true restful peak with a comfy cabin at the top. It takes work to maintain that height and many people deem that as out of reach or even undesirable. That’s ok…until the world is counting on you to get there and stay there. Sports teams can lose. Families can choose to live deep in

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Surfing Circumstances

Planning and preparing is the best way to make sure that every minute and dollar has a place. Too often, circumstances determine the spending of money and time but if we plan and prepare, we can determine what we are going to do in a specific way when specific circumstances arise. The more proactive we are, the

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Wasted

Wasted money can be earned back but wasted time is gone forever. Practically, it is as easy as striving to make the best decision in each moment that we are given. This does not mean that we should never plan to have fun or relax. There is a lot of time wasted under the pretense of hard

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Spend it well.

We must think of our time like we think of our money. It’s a limited resource and reveals what we truly care about. You can listen to someone go on and on about their “passions” and “causes” on social media but all you have to do to find someone’s heart is look at their transactions and calendar.

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Getting Out of Our Own Way

There are things we want that always seem out of reach. For example, I wanted to lose forty pounds. I tried everything and I struggled. I eventually did it and my success was based on really one thing. I had to stop sabotaging myself. I am not talking about overeating. I am not talking about eating dessert

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Prepping the Heart

I am not talking about doomsday prepping when I talk about realizing the need to be prepared. I am talking about the readiness of our hearts to live a life that looks nothing like we have been entitled to as opposed to returning back to life “before”. We are not entitled to the pre-Covid-19 era. How we

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Be Prepared

There has been a lot of debate about how soon we can all return to normal. By now, people have begun to emerge from their living rooms and have began to relax social distancing somewhat. What have we learned about the time we live in? I think I have realized how true it is that luck favors

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