A Mantra for the New Year
What do you say when things go right? What do you tell yourself when things go wrong? What about when they go nowhere at all? What do you say to yourself when things are tough? If there was a ticker-tape of your self-talk, what would it read out?
What you say when it's just in your head comes out loud and clear, just not the way you might . . .
Questions While Reading Some Thoughts
Earlier this year Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke on the topic of perfection in his sermon titled "Be Ye Therefore Perfect—Eventually". Today, I led a small-group conversation in our congregation on this topic and here are some of my questions for . . .
A year ago I set a goal to get in better shape.
At my heaviest two and a half years ago I was over 237 lbs. A year ago I was at 229 lbs. I set the goal at the start of the year to get below 185 lbs. Today, I logged in just under 183 lbs. It was a lot of work but certainly feels good to have made my goal and successfully dropped 20% of my . . .
Planning for the Future Instead of Selling it Out Now
According to MagnifyMoney, Americans who went in to debt for the holidays added an average of $1,054 to their credit cards, store cards, with some even taking out personal loans, payday loans, or a home equity loan.
We did not add debt this holidays, but instead my main Christmas gift to my wife was a meaningful contribution to a . . .
New Years Resolutions
As the short days and early sunsets remind us daily, the year 2017 is nearly over.
The natural cycles of increasing light and the promise of future warmth make it natural to think about what new foundations for future growth can be made now.
I am making a few New Years Resolutions myself with categories based on the scripture in . . .
and it is not what you think.
There is no set dollar amount where wealth begins. Labeling someone as "wealthy" is arbitrary at best. Many who make high salaries carry heavy debt loads and are captive to their own imaginations of what it means to appear wealthy.
The truth about the definition of wealthy is that it is simply spending less than you make. Consistently need . . .
best books of 2017
How much time do you spend "relaxing" online with social media, television, or clickhole-like content? More than you probably care to track, own, or admit (unless of course, you are one who has sworn it all off and then, you might just never stop admitting to this fact while making small talk).
A year ago I tried something different – . . .