Being

THERE IS A LAST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Time is the mechanism through which life finds meaning. Everybody and everything has a limited slice of the temporal plane. With time being relative, our own slice of it tends to be very much shorter than we might like. Paradoxically enough, it is our inevitable death that gives us reason to live in the first place. A common fantasy of…

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Personal Develoment

PERSONALITY VERSUS CHARACTER

In Stephen R. Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” he mentions his research through the last 200 years of writing on success. (Other people’s writing, I don’t believe Stephen Covey is multiple centuries in age.) He mentions that among those writings he found that the last 50 years had shifted away from what he calls the character ethic and…

Being, Personal Develoment

WE LOVE TO HATE OUR PROBLEMS

Complaining is a popular hobby. More of a lifestyle, really, but few people seem to recognize this. Even fewer realize how important it is to have the gripe-worthy problems in your life in the first place. Yes indeed. These problems are a gift. This is where we go back to our old friend: gratitude. Which is a requirement when cultivating…

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Being

THE LAST FIVE PERCENT

The amount of work that people will avoid in the claim of saving time is nothing short of impressive. It’s not the outright procrastination that I have in mind here – that’s another conversation for another day. But the little bits of work that people will avoid, particularly at the end of a task, truly believing that it’s either earning…

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Being

BETTING IT ALL BEFORE THE HAND IS DEALT

Early this year my car broke down. Finally the repair was too expensive to justify – I had seen this coming for some time. Many months back I realized how much happier I would be without any debt in my life and that I would likely enjoy the hard work it would take to accommodate the lifestyle required for this…

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