I believe self awareness is about honest assessment of where you are currently. It is not a box or ceiling for your personal growth, and certainly not an excuse matrix. Instead, self-awareness is a framework for customizing and optimizing your next course of action. Self-awareness helps you construct a purpose that is compelling and actionable … Continue reading Actionable Self-Awareness
Proverbs 16:1, “The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.” The thing that grabs me about this verse is that last line, because, effectively it says that the answer of the tongue is really, really, really true. It is so true that the only adequate … Continue reading The Light of Words Spoken
I feel a duty to lead. One reason, is that I am compelled by gratitude: I want to share because other people first shared with me. What those people were to me, I am compelled to be for somebody else. So much personal progress hinges upon fresh perspective, and I can deliver that to somebody, … Continue reading “Great Individual Contributors”: the Duty to Lead
When you pursue things other than God's design for your life, those things render their own judgement. Those things become hell when they are placed on the throne of infinity. Infinity, eternity: that is a interesting concept. Eternity, as far as I have felt it, is a condition of the human heart. If you have … Continue reading Eternity Felt
I heard a translation of Proverbs 1:4 which was new to me, (from the 21st Century King James Version): "give subtlety to the simple..." Other translations say "inexperienced" and/or "naive". But, "subtlety" is what fascinates me about this translation. Subtlety as an antidote to inexperience or simpleness, that's fascinating. How often situations in life require … Continue reading Proverbs 1:4
It is likely wise to include a disclaimer that I am in no way a trained psychologist, and that these are simply my personal opinions and observations. I think that, common to a lot of addictions and psychological struggles, is a pattern of becoming confined to a narrow emotional track. It's a self reinforcing track where … Continue reading Regarding Emotional Struggles
Even though a person may preach spiritual truths to a crowd, the message is usually for the person preaching it. If you feel like God has put a message in your heart to share, you are the primary intended recipient of that message. If it’s really burning in your heart, that may be a sign … Continue reading Deferring Hope and Faith
Let me tell you, it's waking up with the feeling that you’ve wasted most of your twenties. Here’s the thing about that; I can rationalize things one direction or another, like, what if I had done this, or what if I done that? However, the real truth is, I believe that God would have taught … Continue reading Which Way Should I Go?