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Do Your Best and Accept the Rest

Do Your Best and Accept the Rest

Sometimes I struggle with the tension between action and acceptance. On the one hand, I want to be disciplined and do the best I can in life. There are areas of my life I want to improve. If I want to reach my goals, it’s going to take purposeful, consistent effort....
Try to See Your Goal in a Tangible Way

Try to See Your Goal in a Tangible Way

Sometimes it’s good to see your goal in a tangible way. Tangible means physical, like you can touch it. Disappointment with Crossfit I remember one morning after I finished my Crossfit workout, I stretched a bit and gathered my things. As I was leaving, I saw the guys...
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...
8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

When you are trying to make a change in your life, the key is to engage in consistent effort for a long period of time. Most change efforts fail because people give up and quit too soon. It’s easy to go outside for a jog one time, or order a salad for dinner one time....
Turn Around Your Dead Man’s Goals

Turn Around Your Dead Man’s Goals

The New Year is a great time for making new goals that you want to focus on in 2018. But change is difficult. It’s the beginning of February, and many of us have already given up on our New Year’s Resolutions. To give us the best chance to succeed in our...
How to Apply Nick Saban’s Process in Your Life

How to Apply Nick Saban’s Process in Your Life

Nick Saban, the national championship winning head football coach at the University of Alabama, is famous for teaching his team to adhere to something he calls “the process.” Saban’s results speak for themselves. There’s definitely something to his philosophy that...
Turn Your Problem Into a Want

Turn Your Problem Into a Want

Many of us are struggling with a problem in our lives, and want to fix it. For example, maybe you are struggling with depression or anxiety. Maybe you are dealing with a physical problem, like being overweight. Or maybe you have a relationship problem with your...
When Working On A Goal, Succeed Early and Often

When Working On A Goal, Succeed Early and Often

Let’s say you’re working on a new goal in your life. Maybe you want to lose weight or get in shape. Or maybe you’re trying to learn a new skill, like playing golf or the guitar. Or perhaps you’re working with one of your kids, trying to teach them their multiplication...
Persistence and Knowing What You Want

Persistence and Knowing What You Want

Today I want to address two key qualities that are important if we want to reach our goals: persistence and knowing what you want. There’s a story in the Bible about a blind man named Bartimaeus that illustrates both of these points. Then they came to Jericho. As...
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