The movie, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty really got me thinking. My wife and I decided to make it a date night Tuesday and check out a movie at the cheap theater.
We had the choice of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Having seen Catching Fire (and it’s a fantastic movie if you’re wondering) and knowing Pam wouldn’t watch it, we decided on The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.
Walter Mitty has a simplistic storyline. One, I believe, most of us can relate to.
IMDB begins to describe the movie as the story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. Read more...
It’s true. We’ve all been given something. Yes, even you.
I know what you’re thinking though…oh great, another lame post about following my dream.
Well, sorta. But mostly it’s about recognizing what has been given to you. Whether you decide to use it not, that’s (sort of) up to you.
When I was younger, I went through some medical problems and while I won’t dig into the details here, I learned something tremendously awesome from it.
1. The course we have planned for our lives could change at any moment.
2. The gift we get from these situations should never be wasted.
I’ll start with point one. I thought I was on the course to play sports in high school and college. You know, dreams of being a pro athlete…all that crazy stuff. And then came an unexpected heart condition that forced me to stop. But through that, a different plan was laid out before me. Read more...
We like to believe that we’re on the right path when things are going well. Doors are opening. And the path is clear.
When we come to a brick wall and hit it full speed, we like to think we’re doing something wrong.
But are we really doing something wrong?
Now, I’ve never run into a brick wall. At least that I can remember.
Though I have run into roadblocks in my life. Events and circumstances which caused me to think I was going in the wrong direction.
These experiences have taught me it’s not always the case. There will be times when we run smack-dab into a wall.
In an interview, the great skateboarder Tony Hawk recalled his first time on a skateboard.
Tony way 10 years old. His brother had a sick skateboard. Read more...
As a leader you probably love to dream big. You have grand dreams of where your ministry or business will end up.
The creation of these ideas are exhilarating. They bring you to life.
You’re a big picture thinker.
What is big picture thinking? It’s when you are able to formulate an image of the end result. You can see where you want to go. The image is crystal clear.
Thinking big is a great skill to have. It allows us to get creative and give a great vision to our team.
Yet we’re often prone to being blindsided by the details. I know I am.
I love to have grandiose plans. A master vision of where I want to be. It comes easy to me.
The problem is I can’t see the small details. The individual steps that must be taken. Read more...
We live in such a diverse world. People come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. It’s truly amazing.
Our interests are just as diverse. We’ve got people who are athletic, nerdy, funny, smart, etc… A world full of difference.
Diversity is great. It opens you up to new experiences and ideas. Some you may never have thought of before.
I encourage you to seek diversity.
But I also encourage you to seek out like minded people.
It might seem odd that I’m encouraging you to seek out like minded people. Why would you want to seek out people with similar interests?
It’s quite simple actually. You should seek out like minded people for their encouragement. And the encouragement that they can bring to you.
Finding others who are pursuing their passions and desires can bring a huge boost to your pursuit of the lifestyle you desire. Read more...