I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. – Psalms 16:7 In order to be counseled, we need to listen. In order to listen, we need to be quiet. In order to be quiet, we need to stop. In order to stop, we need to trust.
This was the instruction given to the Israelites right before the sea was divided. They had their backs against the wall, pursued by an enemy with no way forward. They even began to say things like, “Forget this, we should’ve just stayed in Egypt… it would’ve been better to be slaves in Egypt than free
“Well… your suggestion is a little like steering the titanic. We will get there eventually.” This is a common response to ideas or thoughts on making something better. The response is challenging because yes, it’s true. However, it’s also a punt. What if the Titanic actually turned? 2020 turned a bunch of ships in directions
Ein od milvado translated in the Jewish Bible as “there is nothing but Him.” In every situation… In every circumstance… In every hardship or harsh word… In every joy and thrill… there is nothing but God. Trust is the purest display of faith.
It’s because we want it to actually be greener… and we want it bad. We want the culture to be better. We want there to be more money. We want the hours to be less. We want to be less stressed. We also hate this phrase because almost every single time it’s not greener. Dang.
It can seem like it’s the same thing… it can even look the same. But it’s not. Acceptance is defined as a “willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation” which is a far cry from giving up. Acceptance is much more active than its passive counterpart of giving up. Learning how to accept a
What was the purpose for inventing the automobile horn? Was it to warn another vehicle to avoid an accident? Or was it to communicate anger for another driver’s mistake? All I know is that in the last three days I’ve made two mistakes and then subsequently I was honked at from the other drivers. Now,
All systems are perfectly designed to get the results it gets… at least that’s how the saying goes. A metric can be a very helpful tool indicating the performance of a specific system. However, once capital – financial and people – are involved, the metric cuts both ways. A decision has to be made: Either
That is what I call the great accounting lie. Substitute “better” for whatever best describes the situation: easier, faster, cheaper. Most of the time – and I mean like 95% – it won’t. It will actually be a whole lot just like the last year. Because we are prone to do the same thing we’ve
Then what would we say next? Would we keep asking? Would we give up? Have you ever tried this with a five year old? When have you ever attempted to discipline someone by asking them questions? Does it work? Will the incentive be enough to get the behavior you desire to see? Will you starve