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

Good to Great


Well said JDR!

As a youth, I mad A LOT of mistakes. I was often choosing between right and wrong. Still do but not as much, I trust. But that is elementary. Hopefully, as we increase in wisdom, we can move beyond right and wrong to choose between good and great.

Yet, there is a tendency to sit on good. That’s fine for a moment but we should strive to do better than good and move to great…then greater.

Yes, are called to be content and rest. There is time for that. And there is a time for more.

The growth area is out of our comfort zone yet are foolish if we stay outside. As we grow stronger, our comfort zone gets bigger and bigger.

Let’s be great!

Train hard to race easy

train hard

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


Meditate on these (non) things rather than randomness or nothing

Finally, brethren,

whatever things are true,

whatever things are noble,

whatever things are just,

whatever things are pure,

whatever things are lovely,

whatever things are of good report,

if there is any virtue,

and if there is anything praiseworthy

—meditate on these things.

Philippians 4:8 NKJV