Archives For Self-Improvement

Can I be frank with you today? No, I’m not talking about a hot dog frank or changing my name to Frank. I want to be honest with you.

I’ve been struggling with something. I’ve missed the mark multiple times recently.

And I feel guilty about it.

You may miss the mark

In my writing, I share quite a bit about consistency.

On how we need to be consistent in the way we lead. On how we need to be consistent in the way we treat others. On how we need to be consistent in the way we take care of ourselves.

I’ve failed. In each and every one of these areas.

Monthly, weekly, daily even… I fail. I miss the mark.

You Will Miss The Mark

I hope my confession didn’t come as a shocker to you. It shouldn’t be earth-shattering news.

When we look at the world around us, we often see a limited view. Especially when it comes to the area we live in.

We see opportunity everywhere. You might think living in Hawaii will change your life. It might but, then again, it might not. You might think moving to Nashville will bring you success. Will it really?

There’s something more to our success than where we live…

There’s an old story about a college professor talking to the incoming freshmen. The story goes:

“Suppose that by paying a modest sum you would be given a permit to go into the largest most luxurious store in the world and help yourself to everything- diamonds, watches, expensive clothing, the best of everything, with the only limit being what you could carry away in a 4-year period…

Every leader wants to improve. It’s ingrained in us, right?

The problem is, many leaders fail to improve and improve quickly because they don’t know how.

They miss the single action that brings incredible growth. And it’s right under our nose.

The last couple of years have seen me tapper off my running. I have struggled to run long distances. I struggled to run faster.

My regular runs consisted of multiple stops during a 5k distance. My average my was creeping towards the 10-minute mark.

This time was frustrating. I knew I was better than this. I had been better than this.

I kept hitting the road. I kept getting the same results.

Then, something changed. I found my key to improving performance.

Run With Higher Performers

The thing that changed my running was the day I invited a friend out for a run.

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.

The original title for this blog post was going to be Becoming A Better Person. Then I sat and thought about the blog title and knew it wasn’t right. The direction was wrong and I felt like I’d be doing you a disservice to write that type of article.

Instead, I wanted to share you don’t want to become a better person.

Share your art like Pop's from Speed Racer

Image via JD Hancock

Now, I know you’re probably scratching your head wondering why in the world you shouldn’t want to become a better person. I had the same thought as I began to write this post.

Becoming a better person sounds like a great idea. Who doesn’t want to become better?

Don’t Become A Better Person

There’s a problem with the phrase “a better person.” Can you spot it or do you know what the problem is?