Do you remember what it was like growing up? I do… And I miss those days.
Not only because of the freedom I felt when I was riding my bike with friends. Or rollerblading down streets by myself trying to go faster.
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Those were great. But there’s something else I miss from my youthful days.
I miss the imagination I once had.
My imagination used to run wild. I would imagine myself as an astronaut. Flying into the dark abyss of space and discovering new worlds.
Or maybe it was the times playing G.I. Joe. I vividly remember Duke and Snake Eyes and Scarlett battling the evil Cobra. Snake Eyes would climb up the yellowed power cord of a light we had hanging in our living room. Read more...
Healthy leaders are disciplined leaders. They know they have to take their thoughts captive and break their will. To be truly disciplined is to be broken but whole.
At first glance, this doesn’t make sense. How can someone be broken yet whole?
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The healthy and disciplined leader realizes he’s already broken. In this brokenness, he can be whole if he allows himself to be.
Through the brokenness, the healthy leader realizes he must become more disciplined. By bringing his mind, heart, soul, and body to discipline, he is able to begin to mend the brokenness of his humanity.
The Disciplines Of A Healthy Leader
While you may know you’re broken, you may not know what disciplines you need to undertake to begin the healing process. These disciplines will break you more but they will also heal you faster than you could imagine. Read more...
Becoming a disciplined leader is not for the faint of heart. A disciplined leader knows being disciplined is a choice. He also knows being disciplined is more than a choice.
Leaders who are truly disciplined in their thoughts, actions, and life go the next step. These disciplined leaders know to be truly disciplined they have to control their focus.
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Disciplined leaders get out of the mindset trap of jumping from shiny object to shiny object to squirrel! Instead, they’ve narrowed their focus to a fine point.
This means these leaders don’t let their minds wander when they need to be focused on a specific task. They hone in on the task and get it done.
But how do they stay focused? What does focus look like? Let’s take a look at what it takes to be focused. Read more...
You may be asking yourself a simple question by now. That question is: How do I become a disciplined leader?
The answer is simple. You do what a disciplined does.
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A disciplined leader:
Trains his mind-
There are things he wants to do. Yet he knows he cannot do everything he desires. He must take control of his thoughts and actions.
This means he no longer does things on a whim. Instead, he chooses to do things which will push him onwards and upwards towards the goals that have been set.
He doesn’t allow himself to get off-track. He pushes himself to be the best he can be.
The disciplined leader trains his mind through consuming uplifting content. He fills his mind with positivity and instruction. He may even partake in a bit of entertainment once in awhile. Read more...
I recently had the opportunity to view this classic Studio Ghibli film in an actual theater! GKIDS brought back many Studio Ghibli animated adventures back to the big screen during Studio Ghibli Fest. Other movies shown during Studio Ghibli Fest include Grave Of The Fireflies, The Cat Returns, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.
Porco Rosso is an animated movie by the famous writer and director Hayao Miyazaki. The movie is based on the 3-part manga Hikōtei Jidai by Miyazaki. And is animated by the acclaimed Studio Ghibli.
Porco Rosso tells the tale of a veteran World War 1 fighter pilot and, now, bounty hunter. The great pilot is haunted by a strange curse. He no longer looks human, instead he has taken the form of a pig.