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Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

When something bad happens, we might wonder what we did wrong to deserve the difficult circumstance. If faith is important to us, we might bring God into the conversation. If good things happen and our life is going well, we think God is happy with us. If bad things...
What Bad Agreements Are You Keeping?

What Bad Agreements Are You Keeping?

This post is Part 1 in a 3-part series on agreements. Bad Agreements There’s nothing worse than making a bad agreement. I still remember one of the first bad agreements I ever made. I was ten years old, and I was playing with my friend Ryan. We both loved collecting...
3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

3 Key Decisions That Shape Your Life

Life is all about decisions. The quality of our decisions shapes our life. They impact our health, our relationships, and our finances. In this post, I want to talk about three key decisions that can be game-changers in our life. If you want to be successful and live...
Try Again Tomorrow

Try Again Tomorrow

Sometimes the best thing we can do is hang it up for the day and try again tomorrow. A Bad Day This happened to me the other day. For some reason, it just seemed like everything was a struggle. I was feeling stressed about finances and our house renovations. Then, I...
3 Keys to Living a Good Life

3 Keys to Living a Good Life

Everyone wants to live a good life and be happy. But so many of us struggle. We wrestle with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, just to name a few. What are some of the key principles to keep in mind when trying to craft the life you really want? Here are...
6 Tips to Automate Good Habits

6 Tips to Automate Good Habits

One of the most helpful interventions when trying to change something or quit a bad habit is mindfulness. We spend so much of our life on autopilot. We’re not tuned in to our body, feelings, or experiences, so we end up doing things that aren’t in our best interests....
Jocko Willink and the Philosophy of Good

Jocko Willink and the Philosophy of Good

Jocko Willink is a podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. He’s hardcore—if you follow him on Twitter, you will notice he always posts a picture of his watch at about 4:30 in the morning. It’s as if he’s challenging you to match his level of discipline...
How to Deal with the Holiday Blues

How to Deal with the Holiday Blues

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. The fall school semester is winding down, there’s a bit of a chill in the air (although not too much since we live in Texas), the leaves are changing, there’s a holiday party almost every night, and all my friends are...
How to Be a Good Loser

How to Be a Good Loser

The other day, I was playing Dr. Mario with my wife Jenn. (We have one of those old 8-bit Nintendo game systems.) Unfortunately, I was doing poorly. After I lost, I was so grumpy that I threw my controller across the room in disgust. I’m a Bad Loser I’m not a very...
When Trouble Hits, Look for the Blessing in Disguise

When Trouble Hits, Look for the Blessing in Disguise

Research is clear that people who experience higher levels of gratitude also tend to be happier. But gratitude can be tough, especially when you’re struggling with difficulties or problems in your life. Look for the Blessing in Disguise One thing that has been helpful...
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