Better a responder than a reactor


Bruce Lee had a lot of wisdom. This a great quote!

I must admit, I have a long, long way to go in this regard. I am taking steps but it feels like I got a thousand miles to go. Nonetheless, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, then another.

Like the great heroes of Braveheart…on step…then another.

Yes, logic should control emotion yet being overly stoic is boring and unfulfilling.

If someone throws an old, stinky shoe at you it’s your choice if you wear it.

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You know, the old children’s rhyme most of learned as a youth goes like:

Sticks and stones may break your bones.

But words will never hurt me

Unless YOU let them.

Of course, they can if someone close or important says something mean and cruel but it’s our choice if we let them linger and continue to haunt us.



Breathe in and exhale out

Train hard to race easy

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Whatever you endeavor is in life…this principle applies.

It has been said if you work hard when you don’t need to you won’t have to work hard when you can’t.  It’s the years or preparation, practice, consistency, all the accumulated little things that make it look easy. Of course, life is never easy for long.

A plane that is soaring at 30,000 feet can avoid storms a lot easier. It can go much faster with less energy because it has strived high.

Train hard to race easy


Train easy to race hard


PAM ACTS WISELY is a prayer life acronym

P. A. M.   A. C. T. S.   W. I. S. E. L.Y!

Acronyms help us remember the important stuff.  I hope you like this one.


P-rayer – is important to connect to God. It is not like doesn’t know what is happening but He wants us to talk to Him for our benefit. 

A-ffirmation – words are powerful when spoken with conviction, passion, and purpose. Affirmations should be spoken in the present tense. Here is a link to mine and another one.

M-ission – it’s critical to have a personal mission statement and review it daily. This includes personal principles, goals, directives and overall mission.

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AFFIRMATIONS; based on Scripture

Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired situation, and which are repeated many times, in order to impress the subconscious mind and trigger it into positive action. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the affirmations, they have to be repeated with attention, conviction, interest, and desire. 

Can there be a better affirmation than affirming God’s Word?

I think not…

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