Routine Is The Foundation Of Progress

Routines help us do what we must when our motivation is lacking. Even with regards to things we want or need to do, it is difficult to stay motivated all of the time. Desire comes and goes. Passion comes and goes. Enthusiasm comes and goes. Routine helps us to stay on track. It helps us…

Courtesy In Preparation

Preparation is a form of courtesy. We are not in this world alone. Our actions and inactions have an affect on others. We must choose what kind of affect we want them have. When we are unprepared, underprepared, or ill-prepared for that which we must do from day to day, this has negative consequences not…

Honoring Our Time

One of the undeniable facts of life is that we all reach the end of ours eventually. This truth alone should make us want to slow down, savor the experience, and make the most of every moment. It is all guaranteed to be over someday. There is no reason to be in a hurry. There…

Savoring Scarcity

“Daddy, I eat my cereal with a small spoon so that I can enjoy it more.”—My daughter Quite often, having more of what we enjoy most is either impossible or impractical. If we cannot have more, we must find ways to enjoy it more. This is true for many of the small things in life…

Attention To Distraction Is Attention Wasted

Trying to solve the world’s problems is a great distraction from doing the work that actually matters. Every moment spent trying to fix the world outside of our reach is time, energy, and attention not given to our personal lives, our relationships, and our community. Every moment spent focused on perceived problems beyond our control…