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The New Year Evaluation

The New Year Evaluation

Happy New Year! One of the things I love about the New Year is that it is a natural time to press pause and check in with how my life is going. In this post, I’m going to teach an exercise that you can use to “check in” with yourself. I try to do...
Big Fish in a Small Pond

Big Fish in a Small Pond

Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a big pond? For example, if you are considering college, is it better to go to an elite school like Harvard or Yale, where you might only be average? Or is it better to go to a decent school like the...
Follow Your Own Advice

Follow Your Own Advice

Why is it so difficult to follow your own advice? I dealt with this problem the other day. I have a rule for my graduate students called the 10-minute rule. Basically, the rule says that if you are working on a project, and you get stuck for more than 10 minutes, you...
6 Lessons from the Tree

6 Lessons from the Tree

I recently took a vacation to Tennessee to visit the Smokey Mountains. It was a beautiful part of the country—I highly recommend it. While I was there, I was reminded of an artist who wrote down 6 life lessons we could learn from the tree: Stand tall and proud. God...
Create By Speaking

Create By Speaking

In the creation story in Genesis 1, God created the heavens and the earth by speaking. There is a beautiful rhythm to the creation story. On each day God creates something new. Each new act of creation is preceded by the phrase “And God said…” And God said, “Let there...
All We Need is Just a Little Patience…

All We Need is Just a Little Patience…

I want to talk to you today about the importance of patience. I was at a conference in Washington DC earlier this month, and I headed back to Dallas on a Sunday night. We landed about twenty minutes late, and started to taxi back to the gate. That’s when the problems...
Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow…

Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow…

What you can do today. It’s cliché. Benjamin Franklin said it over 200 years ago. We’ve heard it a million times. But it’s true. I had been having trouble with my IPhone for quite some time. Like three months. There were these little white boxes that would show up at...