Time From Routines

Routines give us the gift of time.  We cannot make our days longer, but having routines can make them more productive.  Routines free up our mental space so that we do not have to spend as much time figuring out how to use the hours we have.  Less time wasted on unnecessary decisions empowers us…

Right Association

The company we keep has a profound affect on who we become. If we are unhappy, unproductive, and unsuccessful, in whatever way we define these things, there is a good chance that, if we look at the people around us, we will see the same in them. Conversely, if we are content, progress driven, and…

Sustainable Success

We must know ourselves, our boundaries, and our limitations if we are to be sustainably successful. It is easy to do almost anything for a little while. We can push ourselves, or allow others to push us, to our limits, and even beyond them, and be successful for a time. But, at some point, our…

Practice Becoming

We are what we practice. Whether we are talking about physical, mental, emotional, or even creative habits, we are changed most by that which we most often do. Over time, repetition and routine become character. What we practice most is what we fall back on when we are under pressure, stress, or fatigue. This is…

Managing Our Attention

If we want to accomplish anything worthwhile, we have to start by managing our attention. It will not manage itself. Left to its own devices, our attention will drift, wander, and try to pull us away from that which matters most. It will do whatever it can to avoid that which is difficult for the…