There are times when we struggle to figure out what to do next. How do you put one foot in front of the other when you can’t even take the next step? That’s life sometimes.
We are hit with unexpected life circumstances. Your spouse decides to leave you. A child (or dog) dies. You get laid off.
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These life circumstances make your next decision difficult. How do you continue forward after such a blow?
Life Isn’t Rosy
You’ve been hit by a bad life circumstance. Maybe you’ve experienced one of the ones I’ve already mentioned. Maybe you’ve encountered a life circumstance worse than one of those.
Whatever situation you’re currently in, it might not be so rosy. You may feel like God has abandoned you. Or your friends and family have turned their back on you. Read more...
While Marvel Studios has been crushing superhero films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 20th Century Fox has been building the X-Men universe through their X-Men films. X-Men: Dark Phoenix marks the 12th film set in their series.
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix is also the last X-Men film to be produced by 20th Century Fox (there is an upcoming New Mutants film that may be a part of this universe). It’s the swan song to what started many great adventures of the X-Men.
As we begin to enter the final films of the 20th Century Fox film universe, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a fitting end to the series. You get an out of this world movie with a well-done ending. Read more...
The art of asking questions seems to be dead. Finding someone who asks great questions, ever more scarce than finding someone who asks questions.
There’s something sad about that. I’ve found something fascinating.
Those who are serious about learning are always asking questions. And they’re asking specific types of questions.
Be A Question Asker
The funny thing is, I can be one of those people who struggle to ask questions. I’m fearful.
I’m scared that people will think I’m dumb. Or that I don’t understand what’s going on.
My wife is different. She loves to ask questions. She’s fearless that way.
She’ll ask questions about characters in movies. She’ll ask questions about Bible passages. She’ll ask questions about anything that comes to her mind.
Be like my wife. Be a question asker. Read more...
A trait I often see in weak leaders is that they’re afraid to ask for help. They don’t want to be seen as needing help from anyone.
Leading in this way is dangerous. We can’t lead alone.
We must stand on the shoulders of others who have gone before us.
Leading Alone Isn’t Worth It
Leading alone is a bad idea. I hope you know that.
We run into all sorts of trouble when we decide we don’t need anyone else. Emotional turmoil to exhaustion to depression, these are the results of deciding to be a one-man show.
We also run into problems in the area of knowledge.
I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.
I know I don’t know everything there is to know about leadership. And, if that’s the case, I know you don’t know everything there is to know about leadership either. Read more...
In The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, inter-dimensional beings demanded the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from a supercomputer specifically build for this purpose. Seven and a half million years later, the answer was returned: 42.
Looking at the answer, it’s meaningless. What does 42 represent? Why is 42 the answer to the ultimate question of life?
No one really knows.
While we might never know the real ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, we do have other leadership questions that can be answered. And there’s real sources we can go to that will help us answer our tough questions.
It’s time to stop stewing over questions you can’t answer. Here’s the resources you may want to consult to have your questions answered. Read more...