When I speak publicly, I often ask how many people believe in the power of written goals. Every hand shoots up. Yet when I ask how many of them have written goals for this year, very few hands go up. This always surprises me, given the fact most people know intuitively (and research has proved) […]
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I face a dragon named Lethargy every morning. It has three heads: spiritual, physical, and intellectual. If I don’t slay this dragon before breakfast, he usually gets the best of me.
Many people wake up in their 40s, 50s, or 60s and wonder why they are so far from where they thought they would be. They are victims of the drift. Here’s how to get back on track.
In this 12-minute interview, I talk to John Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author and uber-popular speaker. We discuss his new book and level 5 leadership.
When God gives you a dream, He often makes it so big there is no chance you can accomplish it—on your own. And that is by design.
It’s easier to accomplish big goals if you declare them publicly. Or so I thought. Derek Sivers makes a compelling case against this in his recent TED presentation.
I have a confession to make. Until about eight years ago, I didn’t floss. In fact, I hadn’t been to the dentist in a decade. My last experience had been so negative, that I just kept finding excuses to procrastinate.
For the last few days, I have been thinking about how to achieve really big goals. How do you do really hard things? How do you push through the inertia that threatens to keep you in your current state? How do you increase your probability of accomplishing what you set out to do? Whether you are trying to write a book, lose a bunch of weight, overcome an addiction, or land a new job, I believe these six items will help you achieve your goal.
know it’s commonplace to laugh off New Year’s resolutions, but I think they can provide a powerful catalyst for change if they are done right. In order to make your resolutions stick, you need to employ four strategies.
The companies that thrive in today’s economy will be those that can shift their cultures from the slower pace of business-as-usual to urgency. Because of this, I have made “Urgency” our annual theme for Thomas Nelson. I want this attribute to permeate every aspect of our culture. I know we have a long way to go.
You can live your life on purpose. It begins by creating a “Life Plan.” This won’t insulate you from life’s many adversities and unexpected twists and turns, but it will help you become an active participant in your life, intentionally shaping your own future.
But, at the end of the day, they also knew that it was all in vain unless God “gave the increase.”
…But if it causes us to forget God and act as if he doesn’t exist, then, in his love for us, he is quick to remind us how finite our own resources are and how much we need him.