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Leave Judgment for God

Leave Judgment for God

As human beings, we have a bad habit of judging others. It’s easy to do. We see someone who is doing something we view as bad, or living their life in a way we disapprove. So we look down on them. We criticize them. We think they should be making better decisions or...
25 Lessons From Research That Can Improve Your Life

25 Lessons From Research That Can Improve Your Life

As a professor, I spend a lot of time doing research—coming up with a hypothesis, conducting an experiment, analyzing data, and writing up manuscripts. But over the years, I have realized that many lessons from research can actually change your life for the better....
A World Without Facts

A World Without Facts

I was having a discussion about gun control with some friends the other day, and the dialogue ended up breaking down. As I was reflecting on the conversation, I realized part of our problem was we couldn’t agree on the facts. Disagreement About the Facts One example...
Exploring Stories of Accomplishment

Exploring Stories of Accomplishment

This blog post is Part 12 in a 14-part blog series on discovering and living your mission. (If you missed the previous posts, you can find Part 1 here.) In this blog post, we will discuss another exercise that can help you discover and clarify your mission and...
What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes a Good Story?

The other day, I was feeling stressed. I had a lot going on. First, there were some upcoming work talks I needed to prepare for, and I kept thinking about what I had to do. Second, I was working through some things with my girlfriend, which was necessary but...
I Was Here… And It Mattered

I Was Here… And It Mattered

One of my favorite restaurants growing up was Geno’s East in Chicago. It served deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, the kind of pizza with golden, crumbly, crust and tons of cheese. I could usually only eat one or two slices before I was stuffed. One of the things that was...
What Happened to the Woman at the Well?

What Happened to the Woman at the Well?

I was talking with a friend of mine the other day who was struggling. She was separated from her husband, and was struggling with figuring out how to move forward. She had high hopes that her marriage would work out, but it didn’t seem to be happening. She was also...
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