On Legacy

Life is an interesting adventure.  We are here to survive in a very uncertain world, achieve great things, and create everlasting bonds to one-another.  More importantly, we are to realize the importance of family, friends, and all relationships we have.  Most of all, we are here to create our own families and develop ourselves to our potential.  All of this is not an easy feat.  There are many difficult task for us all to accomplish, but on top of that we have many setbacks to overcome as well.  It is in our nature for us to focus on these setbacks, the obstacles in our road, or the lack of resources we have.  This creates an environment where we focus on the here and now.  We worry how we will pay the bills, put food on the table, or repair a broken relationship.  Worst of all though, are we loosing sight of our big picture? [Read more…]

Our Inner Value

An intimate understanding of who we are inside can change everything for us.  Who we are, the road we have traveled, and the battles we have fought are the defining elements of our inner self that no body else owns.  No body quite understands who we are on the inside but ourselves.  Learning the great value we each posses can create quantum leaps in our daily journeys.  There will be defining moments in each of our lives where this challenge will be tested time and time again.  It is how we handle these defining moments that will steer the course of our lives either forward or backward.  [Read more…]

The Anger Paradigm

“You can always tell the size of a man by how small of things which anger him”

I enjoyed reading this quote today.  It really gives us perspective that there is so much to life that isn’t worthy of our anger.  Anger does nothing to change our course or to profit any value.  What a waste of time and energy to get angry at those non-consequential events that might happen to us.

Home the Foundation

They say home is where you make it.  The realities of this never hit me until I left my childhood home and moved away to college.  It was there, during those transformative years, that I learned to create a home away from home.  Living in multiple different apartments with complete strangers is quite a unique experience.  However, it was because of those years I learned an important lesson. [Read more…]

Slow Moments

As of recent, I have had many thoughts about the valuable moments in life.  After 26 years of life, I have learned a simple truth: those things which are most valuable are ones we are given for free.  What I mean is, family, friends, experiences, opportunities of service, well these are all things which are free to us.  They are things which we must cherish as they are non-replaceable.  The most valuable of these to me are the moments which are slow. [Read more…]

The Strangest Secret

Earl Nightingale was one of the greatest thought leaders of all time in American history.  His idealogies have changed many lives.  One of this most well known pieces of work is known as “The Strangest Secret”.  He talks about why only a small percentage of people become successful.  Interestingly, he discusses how many people in their 20’s have a great vision of success and dreams greatly beyond imaginable, however at the end of their lives there is no realization of such dreams.  This video is 30 minutes work of golden content that is really inspiring!  Take some time to listen to it!

 

Challenging the Comfort Zone

life-beginsThe other day I learned a valuable life lesson.  I was out on a recreational outing with some friends who wanted to repel off a rock face in the area.  Of course, my intention was not ever to repel with them, as I have a fear of heights and I “just don’t do that stuff”.  However, when we got up there and I watched the enjoyment on their faces as they would rope down the rock, I wondered if by chance how much of life’s moments do I miss by staying within my comfort zone.  As the picture implies, maybe there is much more life, magic, and energy right outside that comfort zone.
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The Power of Self-Rebuke

This past week I have been thinking about an interesting concept.  Over the years, both personally and professionally, I have had a lot of difficult challenges.  Challenges always present opportunities for growth however, and I have noticed this to be a huge reality.  At times, the most difficult challenges that face us are the ones which challenge our inner self-concept, our soul, and the image we believe others see within us.  As a young adult starting out in the field of emergency healthcare, this was probably my most perplexing issues. [Read more…]

Defining Education

This video really illustrates my same feelings toward education.  Its quite surprising as I have a couple college degrees, but that still does not alter my feelings toward this subject!

Armies of Scarecrows

This past week I watched a leadership webinar which the presenter, Mark Hoverson, had a unique perspective on something that is so paralytic to most people in their lives.  When you think about it, we each have ownership of a dream of the future.  We tend to ponder about how things could be in the future of our lives.  Most consist of money, success, companionship, and just freedom to do the things we enjoy.  As I have stated many times in the past, some people actually accomplish their dreams, but others simply just exist in the conditions they are in and take no action to change it. [Read more…]