Posted on September 3, 2015

Not the Victory, But the Action

At Memorial Stadium, the home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team, the following quote is inscribed on the southwest corner of the stadium: Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the ...

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Posted on August 31, 2015

Dog Hair and Sleepless Nights

Regular readers will recall that earlier this year, Dusty the golden retriever joined our family. She’s a great dog, but the dog hair drives me crazy sometimes.  It’s on my clothes, it’s on the furniture, it gathers in little piles in the ...

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Posted on August 28, 2015

Your Part in the Orchestra

Without a trombone, an orchestra isn’t quite the same. Without a bassoon, it seems to be missing something. If there’s no piccolo, certain pieces of music are blander. And if the timpani are missing, there’s less drama and intensity. Of ...

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Posted on August 25, 2015

Are You Listening Or Talking To Yourself?

Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said, “Have you realised that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?” What an extraordinary insight. It’s easy to fall prey to the ...

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Posted on August 22, 2015

Your Hair Always Grows Back

One of the most tragic characters from the Old Testament is Samson. He’s the long-haired, muscled Adonis who was destined for greatness but fell for the wrong girl. As a consequence, his long hair (which was the source of his strength) shaved ...

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Posted on August 19, 2015

One At a Time

A successful business isn’t achieved through one transaction, it happens one sale a time. A marathon isn’t run all at once, it’s run one step at a time. A great relationship isn’t forged in a moment, it builds one interaction at a time. A ...

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Posted on August 16, 2015

It’s Time To Find Out

Don’t know what you’re meant to be doing with your life? It’s time to find out. Don’t know what your skills are? It’s time to find out. Don’t know how you can make the world a better place? It’s time to find out. Don’t know what will ...

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Posted on August 13, 2015

What Are Your Kids Invisibly Learning From You?

I recently read a fantastic interview with Richmond AFL footballer, Ivan Maric, who said of his upbringing, “There was a lot of what I call “invisible learning” through seeing my parents work really, really hard to pay our school fees and put food ...

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Posted on August 7, 2015

The Grind Comes Before the Glory

It’s easy to look at successful people and think that it all came easy for them. We look at high profile athletes and curse their damned perfect genes, forgetting that they’ve trained for years, maintained a disciplined lifestyle and worked ...

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