Tony Robbins' teachings on this shifted my thinking into my current perspective on this subject. He has commented that "you don't always get your shoulds, but you always get your musts"...applying this principle to everything from income level to fitness. Most people 'should' go to the gym, but the people who actually follow through are … Continue reading Raise Your Standards
Jesus, speaking to Peter one on one: "I assure you: when you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don't want to go." He said this to signify … Continue reading What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
The following is a from a lecture by psychology professor Jordan B Peterson. Here, he makes reference to King Arthur, the knights of the round table, and the quest for the Holy Grail: “Where do you look for the most valuable thing when you don’t know where it is? Well, each of the knights looks … Continue reading Connection
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
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?
I'm just asking for the sake of provoking thought. I was thinking about how the 'law of attraction' still seems like a rather nebulous concept. You mean, I could get rich by thinking myself to be rich? The frequencies of my thoughts will attract the riches? Man, I don't know. I think the objection I … Continue reading How do you Attract Success?
This post is a follow up to Effective Humility I think there is a time and a place where spiritual conviction just totally wipes a person out and they fall on their face before God. However, as I've been on my spiritual walk, I have found a different death to self needed, which is a death … Continue reading Manifest Forgiveness
It is profound to me that the Bible tends to reflect back to a person 1.) who they are, and 2.) what they are looking for. It could be argued that this is purely a natural psychological phenomenon, but what if instead of being merely natural, the occurrence of this phenomenon was providential? What a … Continue reading Pilgrimage and Horizons of Self