Every December, millions of well intended people set New Year’s resolutions and then, every January, they promptly give up. According to Forbes only 8% of people actually accomplish one of their New Year’s resolutions. By the time this article was published, in the second week of January, over half of people have already quit. Read More
Category Archives: Clarity
Just about everything in life is a matter of perspective. You tend to see what you are looking for. So, if you expect the worst, you tend to get the worst. If you expect the best, you get the best. This is a short story I tell when someone is looking at things from a place of scarcity. Read More
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I used to be really bad at remembering names. Now I’m not.
I used to hate being in cold water and being cold in general. Now I don’t.
I used to be physically inflexible, I couldn’t even sit cross-legged. Now I can.
I used to be unable to have faith in a God I couldn’t see. Now I do.
If you had asked me about any of these problems back then, I would have told you “that’s just the way I am” or “that’s just how I am wired.” I thought these things were out of my control; that there was nothing I could do to change them. Then, a few years ago, I learned that I was wrong. Read More
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Last Sunday evening, I was getting myself organized for the week. Planning it out, where I needed to go, what I needed to do.
My son said, “Do you have any days free this week?”
“Buddy, probably not,” I told him. “It is pretty full. Why? What do you need?” I won’t lie. I was kind of dreading the answer.
“I just wanted to hang out with you,” he said.
I keep my life pretty full. Between work, CrossFit training and coaching, self-defense classes, combatives classes etc. – my time gets pretty thin. I try to plan time specifically with the family and kids, but I know I am not always successful. Read More