Mar 15, 2013
The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, “Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can¬†possibly continue.” You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your life....
Feb 28, 2012
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
I’ve often found myself fluttering in the wind so to speak, in regards to the events in my life.¬† I was– and sometimes still am –of the opinion that things happen to me and that all I can do is react.¬† I respond to catastrophe’s or a stroke of good luck and...
Aug 18, 2011
More than ever, we have big houses and broken homes, high incomes and low morale, secured rights and diminished civility. We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life. We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose. We cherish our freedoms but long for connection. In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger.
– David Meyer
People don’t need enormous cars, they need...
Aug 11, 2011
When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you, and that little person says ‘I’m tired, my lungs are going to pop, I’m so hurt, I’m so tired. ¬†There’s no way I could possibly continue!’ and you want to quit. ¬†If you learn how to defeat that person while you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your...
Jul 22, 2011
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
– English Idiom
All right, so let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way first. ¬†That quote was crap. ¬†I know it. ¬†You know it. ¬†(And if you find a better quote about diversification, e-mail me or leave it in the comments and I’ll update it!)
I’m going to venture into territory I’m not overly experienced with...
Jul 14, 2011
There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
Most people don’t really like to commit. ¬†Usually because once you’ve committed to something you’re, well… ¬†committed. ¬†You...
Jul 8, 2011
What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself.
–Lewis Mumford, “Orientation to Life,” The Conduct of Life, 1951
Influence is a powerful weapon in both the right and wrong hands.¬†...