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What is the Function of Your Behavior?

What is the Function of Your Behavior?

Often when we’re trying to solve a problem in our lives, we focus on our behavior. At face value, this makes a lot of sense. Behavior is powerful and important. If we want something different to happen in our lives, we need to make concrete changes in our day-to-day...
Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

The amount of time you allot to complete a task influences the amount of time the task will take to complete. Let me tell you about an experience I had that illustrates this principle. One of my friends misplaced his car keys, so I drove him across town to get his...
Sometimes Just Showing Up is a Win

Sometimes Just Showing Up is a Win

I finished my CrossFit workout this morning, and I felt exhausted. It was a challenging workout, and I’ve been struggling to get back in shape following an injury. Throughout the workout, I basically just felt like I was surviving and struggling to get through it. I...
How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on how to be less anxious. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Anxiety is About Fear  In the first two posts, I talked about two big ideas when thinking about anxiety. First, anxiety is about fear. Our...
Amor Fati: Even When You Fracture Your Coccyx

Amor Fati: Even When You Fracture Your Coccyx

Amor Fati means love of fate. How can we not just accept our circumstances, but actually love them? You can’t always choose what happens to you, but you can always choose how you respond to it. You can choose to find the opportunity in your obstacle. Many times this...
How to Use the Power of Habituation to Your Advantage

How to Use the Power of Habituation to Your Advantage

Human beings have an uncanny ability to habituate to their surroundings. I’ll give you an example from my own life. When I first moved into my apartment in Dallas, I would get really annoyed at airplanes that would fly overhead. I live pretty close to Love Field, and...
Don’t Wait Until It Hurts

Don’t Wait Until It Hurts

My shoulder has been bothering me for a few weeks. I hurt it doing an exercise in CrossFit, and it hasn’t gotten better yet. After trying to deal with it myself for a while, I finally talked to my coach about it, who gave me some rehab exercises to do. Part of the...
Easter and the Power of Hope

Easter and the Power of Hope

If someone were to ask me to boil down the message of Easter to one word, it would be hope. Hope is a powerful thing. It offers a message that tomorrow is a new day—and it can be better or different than today. Hope is the belief that your goals can be...
Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

One of my favorite episodes of the Simpsons involved the Simpsons family going go-karting. Homer, Bart, and Lisa flew by on their go-karts, going as fast as possible. Marge, on the other hand, was VERY SLOW. All the other go-karts lapped her almost immediately. Then...
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