Archive for December 2019

Well-intentioned dragons

I just received one of “those” emails. Well-intentioned. Not caustic but very directive on what I should do in a particular situation. I want to be open to people speaking into my life. All of us are full of blind spots. We need people who can see what we don’t see. Even more, people who…

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It’s just the way I am

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “that’s just the way I am.”? Maybe you lose your temper for a moment. Maybe you find yourself rarely finishing a project. Maybe your patience with your kids or your spouse isn’t what it should be. In the moment of frustration, you find yourself justifying your actions with those…

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Defining moments

What would you call a defining moment? Well, for one thing, it is a life-changing event in every sense of the word. They will set the direction and course of your life. You’ll find that you will never be the same. As a matter of fact, you don’t look for more of them. They tend…

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Got to be FIRST

Head honcho, leader, trailblazer, main guy, the big kahuna, pioneer…these are some of the terms we use for the people who have leadership in our lives. Just for fun, if they’re friends, sometimes I’ll describe them in some funny, more casual ways. Hopefully, I do it respectfully. I’m grateful for the many ways these people…

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