Have you ever met one of those people who yells when they speak emphatically? You have now. I never considered my emphatic speaking as yelling because I was just showcasing how strongly I felt.
It’s a simple statement that requires pause to consider. I heard Seth Godin say this on an old podcast this week.
What dream have you been holding onto for five, ten, twenty years? How many steps have you taken toward that goal?
If your answer is “none”, I’d like to suggest that it’s possible you don’t want what you think you want.
It’s one of those topics that divides a room. There’s always at least three groups in the room.
Group 1 believes that a life always focused on attaining something in the future is a life spent never enjoying the present. Group 2 believes that a life always focused on the present sacrifices the future. Group 3 believes that life is a disappointment and will continue to be so no matter what.
I don’t have the energy to spell out a scenario that might apply to you. What you need to know is that you’re hurting yourself and your future when you hold onto resentment.
This is the last day my youngest son will be six years old. He’s growing up and I love the person he already is.
No one likes suffering. I hate it. And yet I know that in suffering I have learned love and compassion to a greater degree than in any other way.
It is so easy and automatic to pray selfish prayers. It is so easy to assume our agenda is God’s agenda.
I’ve started more than a hundred articles that never saw the light of day. Sound extreme?
It is. And yet, it’s completely reasonable. As I’ve aged, I see the world differently. I see my role in this world much differently. And I can’t justify mouthing off at 43 like I did at 33.
Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Or that anything bad that has happened to you was supposed to happen to you? There are all kinds of beliefs and unofficial doctrines out there that I simply cannot endorse.
I came across this tweet from Shawn Bolz tonight, and it gave me pause…
I’ve remained silent on issues related to COVID-19 for a while now because I feel the need to be intellectually honest enough to admit when the jury’s still out – when conflicting scientific sources surface regularly.