Category Archives: Accountability

Monday Pep Talk

Today, shift your focus.

Shift your focus away from distractions and back to your purpose.

To your calling.

To your dreams.

Find a place to serve. Give some of your life away.

Be present.

Teach.

Learn.

Do both simultaneously.

Smile today.

Smile; even in the chaos.

Embrace the chaos.

Embrace being challenged.

Embrace being changed.

Did you think it would be easy?

This?

Finding your purpose?

Finding it then living it out?

It’s not easy, and it was never meant to be.

Will you persevere?

Will you reject what is good to pursue what is great?

Pursue greatness and become greater.

Become better. Become more.

See your influence and vision expanded.

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New Year / New You.

What if you knew that 2012 was to be your greatest year ever? What if you celebrated every success, no matter its weight. What if you learned from every mistake and shared the lessons with others? What if you met New Year’s Day with an acute hunger to become, and not to acquire?   What if a New Year meant working to become a New You? A healthier you, a more prolific you, a you that is unashamed to play to your strengths? What if you fessed up to your weaknesses and worked to neutralize them? What if you believed in yourself the way that others do? What if you fed your spirit man more than your physical man? What if you invested in the lasting, eternal aspects of life? What if you invested in others? What if you did more legacy work and less reactive, redundant work? What if you learned how to truly rest? What if your lived not by a to-do list but by a to-be list? What if you were content? What if you knew that you already had what you needed to succeed? What would you try if you knew you wouldn’t fail?

Just asking.

// GB //

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Motivated!

I met with some friends at a cafe last night. We usually meet once or twice a month to connect, update one another on current projects, or simply to trade book and film recommendations. We encourage each other, offering advice, ideas, or just listening ears. We share bits of our lives, hoping that iron will indeed sharpen iron, as the biblical proverb suggests.

These men are as good as my brothers. They applaud my successes, laugh at most of my jokes and keep my sometimes lofty goals grounded. They help me learn from my mistakes, and improve wherever the opportunities arise. I trust them to tell me when I’m off-track, when I’ve strayed from the path that leads to my best tomorrow.

Last night was a game changer for me. I heard some challenging words, but they were good words. I also heard support and love in those challenges.

We collectively hit the precise nerve that could change it all; we cracked the code, so to speak. Effectively, change is in the air. I came home feeling newly motivated. Driven. I even packed today’s lunch with a fresh intensity.

Eventually, I will replace all of this veiled excitement with full-tilt explanations (when it’s appropriate). Suffice to say, the me that is typing this now is not the me that I’ll be a year from now. The one thing that I’m absolutely unwilling to do is to stay the same.

So, here’s to brotherhood. Here’s to accountability. Here’s to the process of progress.

I’m eager to share my journey with you. Watch this space.

// GB //

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