An Impossible Goal, Failure, and Warriors Don’t Stop

Sep. 30, 2021 by

I set an impossible goal. My goal was to run a 5k—the entire race (as opposed to walking). For many of you, that probably sounds like easy beans, but for me, it was a stretch. When I first set the

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Never Pick Your Word for the Year when You’re Feeling Like a Loser

Jan. 7, 2016 by

When I started writing this post, the coming year looked promising and plump. And then I had a very bad day … I started writing this blog a few weeks ago. The original version was full of hope and promise

Don’t Chuck the To Do List, just Adjust the Reward

Don’t Chuck the To Do List, just Adjust the Reward

Feb. 19, 2015 by

When the To Do List meets the right Reward, things get marked off and perseverance wins another battle. It’s a little early to tell, but I think I may have discovered a way to follow through on my goal list

A Word for 2014

A Word for 2014

Jan. 27, 2014 by

How is it I’d never heard about picking a word for the year until last January? Now everywhere I go I’m reading about people’s words for the year or their word for last year. Maybe this is a new fad

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The Top Ten Ways to be Useless

Jul. 11, 2013 by

In case you weren’t sure or thought you might be on the verge of scary success, take a few minutes and review what you need to master in order to be completely useless. And remember, it won’t be easy, but

What Do You Think About a Word for the Year?

What Do You Think About a Word for the Year?

Jan. 2, 2013 by

Pick your word Recently, I heard a challenge from writer Debbie Macomber on an old keynote speech from the 2009 ACFW conference. She suggested picking a word for the coming year. Just one word. I can’t remember what some of her

Slow Mail Tuesday–Dear New Year,

Slow Mail Tuesday–Dear New Year,

Jan. 1, 2013 by

Dear New Year, I’m so glad to see you again. I’ve missed you. What’s it been? An entire year? I’ve needed you, but I understand why you had to stay away, what with all those days and months that needed


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