How are your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions Going? Have they survived the first week?
Are you still on your diet? Are you working out? Texting less? Listening more? Living within your means? Reading your Bible? Praying daily?
I have two thoughts about why our goals and resolutions may not always be effective and too often jettisoned. One thought comes from John Maxwell and the other from Leonard Sweet. Continue reading
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In his book, Making the Most of Life, Leroy Brownlow tells a story about an accomplished marksmen who was passing through a small community one day. Soon he saw evidence of amazing shooting skills. On barns, trees, fences, everywhere there were targets with a hole in the exact center of the bull’s eye. He had to find this amazing marksman.
Upon meeting the marksman and congratulating him, he asked, “”You’re shooting beats anything I’ve ever seen; How do you do it? ” Continue reading
Oliver Wendell Holmes, who lived from 1841 to 1935, is regarded as one of the greatest Supreme Court Justices of all time.
Justice Holmes was extremely intelligent, highly respected and often quoted. However, it is said that he was a bit absent-minded, as illustrated by this story.
Apparently, Justice Holmes was riding a train one day, when the railroad Conductor began walking down the car, checking tickets. As the ticket-checker approached, he watched Holmes search his wallet, unable to find his ticket. Frustrated, Holmes then checked each of his pockets. Still no ticket. Continue reading
William Hinson explains why animal trainers carry a stool when they go
into a cage of lions. They have their whips, of course, and their pistols are at their sides. But invariably they also carry a stool. Hinson says it’s the most important tool of the trainer. He holds the stool by the back and thrusts the legs toward the face of the wild animal. He maintains that the animal tries to focus on all four legs at once. In the attempt to focus on all four, a kind of paralysis overwhelms the animal, and it becomes tame, weak, and disabled because its attention is fragmented Continue reading
How are your 2013 resolutions coming?
If you ‘ve already messed up, welcome to the club. For many folks their resolutions don’t survive the first week, let alone the first month. There are a variety of reasons, but rather than focus on “why”, let’s think about “how.”
How can I change? Grow? Improve? Here are five steps to help you. Continue reading