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There’s something I have to get off my chest. I have a confession to make.

The last couple of days I’ve let procrastination stop me.

I’d sit down to write only to clear the page.

I’d start over again only to walk away from the computer screen.

I’d begin to read another section of a good book only to close the book and sit it aside.

Why was I doing this?

At first I thought it was writer’s block. Ideas were few and far between. The words didn’t seem to flow.

My next thoughts were that I wasn’t feeling well. That’s the reason I didn’t want to write or read or do much of anything else.

But that answer didn’t feel right. I knew it wasn’t the truth.

The truth? I was procrastinating.

There’s a lot of talk on finding success and what you need to do to achieve success. Every expert out there has a process for success.

And they think you should follow their path to success.

You’ve probably heard that early risers are the ones who ultimately see success. Then there’s the next expert who tells you to stay up late and burn the midnight oil.

There’s mixed messages and they’re confusing. You don’t know who or what to believe. You might even doubt that success is in your future.

Today, I want to give you hope. Today, I want to let you know success is there for you. Today, I want you to know you have what it takes.

Lots Of Hype

Once someone strikes upon success, they feel like they know what someone must do to gain success. They’ve reached that plateau, after all. They have the experience.

It is a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.

Roberto Benigni

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard the ravings of the fans of Suzanne Collins fiction series The Hunger Games. Set in a future dystopia, Katniss Everdeen rises to save her sister, Primrose Everdeen, from having to become a tribute in the annual Hunger Games.

Katniss and Peeta’s defiance in The Hunger Games and the Quarter Quell greatly angered The Capitol. Their actions in the first two books and movies set us up for a thrilling third entry in The Hunger Games movie series.

leadership lessons from the Hunger Games: Mockingjay

The story creates a perfect backdrop to glean leadership lessons from. That’s why I was excited to get a chance to partake in viewing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 recently. It allowed me to see leadership lessons in a new light and share them with you.

I hope you’re ready for more pop-culture leadership lessons. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was filled with leadership lessons and quotes.

Sitting May Be Killing You

November 21, 2014 — 21 Comments

The latest health warning has been that sitting all day is bad for you. So bad, that they’re saying sitting may be killing you!

That’s a tough pill to swallow as most people spend a large amount of their day sitting behind a desk at work or driving back and forth to different work locations.

But that’s not the sitting I want to talk about today. There’s another type of sitting that is killing you (and your dreams).

From birth, we don’t really live but we are slowly dying. Every day we step closer to death. It’s a fact of life.

Death is chasing us. And we’re sitting there, waiting for death to catch us most days.

Instead of pursuing God’s design for our lives and living a life of purpose, we find ways to hide.