Month: January 2019

Plans and Planning

I recently read a very good book on the leadership of Dwight Eisenhower, the American general in charge of all allied forces for the D-Day invasion and eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. Here is one of Ike’s quotes from the most massive military operation ever planned: “Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” What does that […]

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The Focusing Illusion

One of the leading brain researchers of our day, Daniel Kahneman, describes the focusing illusion: “Nothing in life is as important as you think it is while you are thinking about it.” Haven’t we all experienced that? I have ruminated endlessly and pointlessly on stuff, that in the moment, seemed SUPREMELY important. Later, I realized […]

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Your Smart Spots

Warren Buffett calls it your circle of competence. You can’t do everything. In fact, you can’t do most things. And you can only do a few things very well.  What you do very well is a competency. Most of us have at least several competencies. With a lot of focused work and learning, we can […]

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Seven Ways to Focus on Jesus

What you focus on expands. So for the next 2 months, focus on JESUS. Yesterday began our reJesus series. We want January and February to be the time when we simply obsess over, fixate on, are consumed with, and are generally wild about Jesus. Here is how you can focus on Jesus. ONE: Attend the […]

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Making Goodness Attractive

Here is a powerful thought from Mr. Rogers. He is speaking about the role of the media, in particular television. (This was referenced in Learning to Speak God From Scratch.) “It doesn’t matter what our particular job is. We are chosen to help meet the deeper needs of those who watch and listen, day and […]

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Wisdom Bytes

Wisdom. Proverbs 4:5-7 tells us how important wisdom is. Get wisdom, get understanding. Do not forsake wisdom. The beginning of wisdom is this – get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Here are several byte-size pieces of wisdom for you about proactively avoiding problems. Avoid problems so you won’t have to solve […]

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