None of the thumbs in our house are green.
Despite this well-known fact, We planted a dogwood tree in our front yard last fall. The whole family got involved—the kids helped dig the hole, drop the sapling in, replace the dirt, and water it down. We prayed for the leafless structure all winter, hoping [...]
“Lucy, you can’t just say, ‘no-thank-you bite.’ You have to actually take a bite first.”
“But I don’t like it.”
“How do you know you don’t like it? You haven’t taken a no-thank-you bite yet.”
Parenting three kids five and under, my wife and I spend a lot of time providing [...]
As I finished grilling out the other day, I was reminded of the biggest secret to achieving sustained success in anything.
Most people are familiar with the phrase, Begin with the end in mind. It’s the second of Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s incredibly useful advice that applies to everything from [...]
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams
- Henry David Thoreau
This is it. Leap Day. The day you’ve been looking forward to for at least a month—and probably for a lot longer than that. This is the day take a leap toward your dream.
Task #29: Let it rip!
If you’ve [...]
Odds are when you take the leap next week, you’ll have a great couple of days—maybe even a week—before the luster of your new beginning fades. That’s when something will arise—from within or without—to challenge your commitment.
For example: You decide you’re going to run in the morning; you [...]
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