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Focus on the Basics First

Focus on the Basics First

Heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore posted the following message on Twitter: “Before you try any tricks or hacks for developing confidence: Get in shape. Stop eating/drinking bullshit. Build competence in a skill that pays you. Talk to humans face-to-face. Do this for...
How to Live with Uncertainty

How to Live with Uncertainty

One of the most challenging things to navigate in life is living with uncertainty. My wife and I are dealing with this right now, as we try to have a baby. We have had trouble getting pregnant, and we’re working with an infertility doctor. But the future is uncertain....
Perfectionism Limits Your Experience

Perfectionism Limits Your Experience

One of the tough things about perfectionism is it limits your experience. Here’s what I mean: There are a lot of experiences to have in life. Friendship, marriage, parenting, work, volunteering, leisure activities, sports, music, travel, etc. There’s a lot out there....
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...
3 Steps to Find Your Calling

3 Steps to Find Your Calling

I listened to a talk recently by Matt Tuggle, who is one of the pastors at my church. The topic was about finding our calling in life. Finding Your Calling Can Be Tough Finding your calling can be difficult. I know a lot of people who struggle with work, vocation, and...
Why You Should Seek Out Problems

Why You Should Seek Out Problems

Most of us try to avoid or escape from our problems. I’m guilty of this as much as anyone. In my relationship with my wife, for example, I don’t like it when we’re having an argument. I want to keep the peace. In my work, I get frustrated when I’m facing a difficult...
Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

I want to talk to you today about the importance of identifying and honoring the “hidden want.” Visible Wants Often in our lives, we have a want or goal we are working toward. This want is visible. It’s out there in the open. We get up in the morning...
How to View Stress as an Opportunity for Growth

How to View Stress as an Opportunity for Growth

The other day, I was feeling stressed. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep, because I was thinking about all the things I had to get done. The main focus of my stress was work and money. I had an upcoming grant deadline looming, and I...
The Yerkes-Dodson Law and Its Application to Life

The Yerkes-Dodson Law and Its Application to Life

One of the first things I learned in my introduction to psychology class in college was the Yerkes-Dodson Law. The Yerkes-Dodson Law has to do with the relationship between arousal and performance. The relationship looked like an upside-down U-shaped curve. Higher...
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