Prepare for Bumps

If you drive a car, be prepared to hit bumps on the road. Not wanting to hit any bumps is unrealistic. Worst, wanting confirmation that you won’t hit any bumps before you set out on your journey is plain crippling. If you want to build a house, be prepared to get a little bit of…

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Are Your Habits Leading You to Blocked Roads?

Driving back home from work, taking my usual route, I turned on a street only to find it completely blocked because of construction work the city was doing in that area. After a detour, I was back on track to get home. As I was following the detour signs, trying to avoid the potholes on…

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Work Up a Good Sweat

As a teenager, I played ice hockey (as well as other sports, but hockey was my favorite). After every game and every practice, I was drenched in sweat. my muscles were tired and I needed to rest. Driven by a strong passion for that sport, I gave it my all—every time. In good days as…

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Let it Marinate…

A few years ago, I was at a barbecue with the “guys”. There was lots of meat: chicken, burgers, steak, sausages, etc. I tried to stay away from that barbecued meat (for dietary reasons). But, as the guys were eating away, attacking the meat with no mercy, one of them said to me, “You’ve got…

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How to Endure the Painful Process Required to Reach Your Great Goal

When you see a bodybuilder walking around wearing a T-shirt so tight that it’s about to rip, or when you hear a virtuoso pianist whose fingers are flowing on the ivory keys like the current of rapids, or when you savor a salmon dish prepared by a gourmet chef, you know they worked hard (and…

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You’re in Trouble If Your Vision Doesn’t Drive These 4 Areas of Your Life

What do you see? I mean: what do you see for your life? For you career? For your marriage? For your family? For your business? Etc. Having a vision is important.  Proverbs 29:18 says, “Without vision, the people cast off restraint.” Without vision, people are all over the place; they lack focus. Vision gives focus…

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If You Lack Discipline in These 3 Areas, Forget About Achieving Your Great Goals

If you’re going to achieve great goals, you’ll need to be disciplined. Nothing significant is achieved without discipline. When you examine the lives of people who have achieved great goals, you notice this common thread: they exerted a great amount of discipline in their chosen field—be it sports, business, entertainment, academic, etc. Many people have…

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The Light Bulb Principle

The purpose of a light bulb is to produce light. But in order to fulfill its purpose, the light bulb needs to receive enough energy. Until you give it that energy, you won’t benefit from the light bulb’s light (and you won’t know if it works). Keeping it in your hands or putting it on the…

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Don’t Let “The Wall” Take You Out of the Race

Boom! You hit the wall. Like a trained marathon runner, after breaking inertia and struggling through the first few miles of your “race”, you had reached your cruising speed and were leaping forward at a steady pace. All you needed to do is maintain your momentum and you would achieve your goal. But out of…

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Your time is limited. Your money is limited. Your daily reservoir of energy is limited. Your talents are limited. In short, your resources are limited. Because your resources are limited, saying “Yes” to one thing means saying “No” to a million others. When you use your money to buy, say, a new computer, you no…

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