Are You About To Perish?

This sounds like a silly question, but it’s one you really need to think over.

Many of us are on a path that will end in destruction. We’re wandering without a clue on where we are going.

Image by Paul Stevenson

Proverbs 29:18 states “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

The Bible makes it clear that we need a vision. Without it we will perish.

If you’re someone who doesn’t have a vision, it’s time to get one.

Are you ready to get serious about creating a vision statement for your life? Is that a yes I hear?

Good, I knew you were ready! Now let’s do this.

  • Set aside a day:
    You’re going to need time to do this. Try to find a full day to devote to this task. If you’re unable to do a full day, set aside 4 or more hours.

    By creating a block of time to devote to creating a vision, you’re placing importance on it. This will also minimize distractions.

3 Ways To Remember The Information You Consume

How many blogs do you read a day? How many books do you read in a month? How much information do you take in over a year?

If you’re anything like me, it is quite a bit.

Pool of Knowldge/Image by Ian Muttoo

I have a list of blogs that I read regularly. It’s easy. They come to my inbox and I can choose what to read.

I’ve got more than a few bookshelves worth of books. It’s easy to go and pick one up and read it.

There’s also podcasts, audiobooks, webinars, and more that I take in.

The great information that is available is mind boggling.

And yet that is the problem.

I find myself jumping from one blog post to the next. One book to another. Podcasts and webinars are the same.

Who Makes Your Lunch?

In a classic Peanuts cartoon, Charlie Brown complains to Linus that every day his lunch is the same. When Linus asks Charlie Brown who makes his lunch, Charlie Brown says, “I do.”

Image via Jeffrey Beall

Charlie Brown’s complaint seems really silly after hearing his answer to “Who makes your lunch?”

He’s the one who gets the ingredients, puts them together, and puts them in the lunch bag. Yet he’s unhappy with the results.

Results that he has total control over.

What could he do differently?

He could pack a different lunch. He could go out to eat. He could even ask to swap his lunch with a friend.

Any of those things would change his lunch but he chooses to complain about it.

Are you like Charlie Brown?

Do you:

  • complain about situations that you could change?

What To Do When Your Routine Is Interrupted

I want to apologize to you if you tried to access my blog yesterday. My webhost experienced several outtages throughout the day that caused the blog to be down. I’m hoping it is fixed and we will not experience the problem again.

Have you ever had one of those days where your routine is thrown completely off?

You wake up late. Miss your scheduled time for exercise. Have to skip your devotional time. And scramble off to work hoping to not be late?

Image by Alan Cleaver

Well, I’m sure you’ve had days like that. I know I had one like that this week.

I have my morning routine.

Wake up at 5. Get out and run for half an hour. Complete a couple of weight training exercises. Shower. Do my daily devotionals. And then go to work.

That’s my normal morning. But not this Tuesday…

The Most Important Impression

You often hear that first impressions are the most important. You only have one to make.

And while first impressions are important, I don’t believe they’re the most important.

It’s the most recent negative impression that’s the most important.

Image by Jan Tik

Let me share a story with you.

When I started to improve my fitness level, I started to eat yogurt. Every weekday I would enjoy a cup.

For almost a year everything was great. My opinion of the yogurt company continued to rise as I had a positive experience.

But something happened a couple of weeks ago.

I opened a cup and scooped the yogurt off of the lid. The spoon touched my tongue and I almost gagged.

While the yogurt on the lid looked normal, the yogurt inside of the cup had started to mold. It no longer tasted like strawberry banana but of mold.