When In Doubt, Simplify

 

Life can get complicated quickly and completely catch us off guard, no matter how well we think we have things planned out. We get laid off at work with no warning, a relationship ends, a health crisis pops up, a loved one passes away. In moments like these, we struggle with two things. One, we wrestle with making sense of the event. And two, we struggle to know what to do next.

I want to focus on the second issue here. I do think it’s valuable to look at the events as they happen, process our emotions, and not sweep things under the rug. But we have much more control over how we are going to respond to life’s events, regardless of whether we ever fully understand their origins.

As we enter a new year, there’s a  feeling of excitement as we look forward to a clean slate and start making plans for all the things we want to accomplish. As I was wrapping up 2018 and completing  my plans for the first quarter of 2019, I had two things happen to me within the...

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If You Don't Like It, Change It!

 

The great Jim Rohn has stated that “Failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day.” This happens because we don’t see an immediate consequence to our actions - nothing drastic happens immediately so we continue to err.

Over the long term, though, those errors in judgment add up.

Fortunately, this principle works for success as well. As Jim Rohn stated, “Success is a few simple disciplines practiced daily.”

So how do we change between those errors in judgment to the daily disciplines to ensure success?

We have to think about the future, the long term. This is done by asking yourself, “What’s the logical conclusion or result of my daily actions?”

In my own life, I wanted to increase my flexibility and agility but wasn't doing anything to make a difference or improve. I wasn't performing the physical therapy exercises I'd been given. I wasn't stretching. I knew the end result was me being immobilized sooner. I...

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