Less Is More…More or Less.

Let your yes be yes and your no, no. My attempt to say more while not.

Binary State

I would think it challenging to be all you can be when you start blurring the lines of who you were created to be.

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Becoming The Expert

 

“One never masters something by one day declaring they know it all. That’s when the other guy passes you by.”

Louie Weaver, drummer for Petra

A Tale Of Two Men…And Someday In The Future

In the movie, The Replacements, a group of men with incredibly diverse backgrounds are given a second chance at the game of football, this time in the NFL, as the professional players go on strike, about 4 games before the season ends. It’s a great story, as it’s truly a story about a 2nd chance at life. At one point, the quarterback, whose performance in the Sugar Bowl resulted in losing the game by 45 pts, asks the coach, also being given a second chance, why the coach chose him.  The coach simply responds:

I look at you and I see two men: the man you are, and the man you ought to be. Someday those two will meet. Should make for a hell of a football player. – Jimmy McGinty

The teams  ends up winning  3 out 4, games in order to make it to the post-season playoffs, as the strike comes to a close.

But on Father’s Day 2014, Coach McGinty’s words carry some weight.

Your best days are still in front of you.

You will make an impact in the lives of those around you.

People will notice.

Your story will be told.

Talent v. Craft

I heard an interview the other day w/ Dean Koontz, and what caught my attention was the statement:

“Talent is grace”.

He followed it, with the understanding that you can’t take credit for talent, since it was given to you. So, the only thing you can take credit for, is your craft; the honing of skills and the application of your talent to influence the community around you and the world at large.

Our author reiterates this concept in the his book, Odd Apocalypse:

“Every talent is unearned, however, and with it comes a solemn obligation to use it as fully and as wisely as possible.”

Your Best Work Is Not Behind You

     “We are born at the rise of the curtain and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever; and of what use is it to say to audience or to critic, “Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday?”” – Jules Renard, French Writer

 

 

You’re Wrong: an F.A.Q.

A pretty clever perspective!

Proper Discord

Q. Am I really wrong?

Yes

Q. Are you sure?

Absolutely

Q. Can you prove that I’m wrong?

Yes, but, you’ll have to agree in advance what proof looks like, otherwise you could just move the goalposts after the game.

Q. How come I have so much evidence that I’m right?

That’s confirmation bias. Your brain carefully files away all the reasons you might be right, and disregards all the reasons you might be wrong.

Q. How come so many people agree with me?

They’re wrong too.

Q. They can’t all be wrong, can they?

Most people are wrong about most things most of the time. If there’s one remarkable discovery to be made in the study of science, religion and philosophy, it’s that being wrong about almost everything does people so little harm. The fact that every scientific discovery since the stone age has only doubled our life expectancy…

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God Does Better When We Are Broken

“Because I don’t think God trusts just anybody with so much heartache. The world has not yet seen what God can do with a man who gives both halves of a broken heart to him. And I don’t doubt that a man like that can change the world…or at least a little part of it.”
Chris Fabry, Almost Heaven

It Works For Governments Too!

The First Rule Of Parenting: Never Negotiate With Terrorists.

*spotted on bumper sticker display @ the mall.

Only You Can……Do, Be, Live…

If only we focused on what we can manage about ourselves. By all means, help others. Support, pray, advise and be there for those in around you, whomever they may be. But to wish they did things differently or how you’d do them or force them to see your point of view is futile and frustrating. At the end of the day, you either go to bed exhausted knowing you did everything that was within your availability and capability to do or your realize you could have done more and tomorrow is another chance to give it your all. You can not live at peace with all men if you are not daily living at peace with yourself.

Understand. Decide. Act.

Revelation comes through evaluation. Evaluation only occurs through being open to inspection. Sure, silence can’t be misquoted and actions not taken, can’t be mistaken…but in the end, opportunities do not knock on doors where it appears no one is home. Figure “it out. Decide what you will do about “it”.  Act accordingly on the decision.

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