“Why do you blog?” I have received this question several times so I though the best way I could answer it was by writing a blog post. I had been encouraged by others to blog several different times over the past two years and had been very reluctant. My first objection was I didn’t think I had anything to say. Then as I gained more confidence I actually had a message to share I was not sure if blogging would be a wise use of my time. Then I read Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. If you are even remotely interested in blogging you MUST read this book first.
What if I told you that you could make drastic improvements in your life by simply asking the right questions? Would you believe me? Well it is absolutely true. Here is a simple phrase I encourage you to integrate into your life:
In The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success, Andy Andrews reveals to us the second decision to determine personal success is, “Today I will seek wisdom.” There are several ways to seek wisdom. One of the most important and life changing decisions I ever made was to find a mentor and submit myself to the mentoring process
Do you want to live a healthier, happier, more productive life? I believe everyone truly does. Unfortunately more and more Americans are living an unhealthy lifestyle despite the fact we are the wealthiest nation in the world and information is at our finger tips with the internet. Think about it. We all know people (I was one of them) who start a diet and exercise routine, begin to see progress, and then over time they backslide. Why is that? The answer is quite simple. We do not have a health crisis on our hands because of a lack of information. We have a health crisis on our hands because we have bought into the wrong philosophy over time. In order to steer this ship back on the right course we simply need to apply The Slight Edge Philosophy.
Beth and I just watched the documentary Fed Up and it really got me thinking. There was not a lot of new information for me personally, but it tied together some of the pieces in a very compelling manner and paints a very clear picture of WHY we as Americans need to make some big changes. I am not endorsing the political views of increased government regulation, but I know that the way our nation eats is killing us and we need to make some SERIOUS changes in our daily lifestyles.
In my last post Are You A Real Man I addressed the foundation to being a real man is surrendering your life to Jesus Christ and following Him. Once you have made that decision to follow Jesus you still have the challenge ahead of, “Walking It Out” every day. This is an area I constantly struggle in and I am daily growing in. Here are three specific steps I have found that greatly assist me in this all important role.
This past weekend Beth and I were on a great trip with some friends who challenge us to be better in every area of our lives. It was a busy four day weekend filled with long days and lots of fellowship. I had only been getting about five hours of sleep each night and really wanted to sleep in Sunday morning, but my friend, DJ, invited all of the men to join him for a 7:15 am bible study. I was definitely tired, but so thankful DJ invited us to join him. DJ’s message was simple, but powerful and caused me to consider the differences between being a guy and being a man.
If you are a parent there is a good chance you express concern and interest when it comes to who your kid’s friends are. Why is that? It is because you and I both know that who our children hangout with impacts their future. Here is a question for you. Are you as concerned with who you spend time with as you are who your children spend time with?
Are you getting everything you want in life? Are you exactly where you always imagined you would be? If you are like most men and women out there I am willing to guess the answer is, “NO”. Unfortunately way to many individuals fail to get what they want out of life because they never take the time to first determine what they want out of life.