Shut Up and Listen

Shut Up and Listen

James 1:19:20

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Truer words could not be written or spoken.

When I think about any regrets I have in my life it is generally things things I have said.  And the things I regret were statements made without giving pause prior to them leaving my tongue.  They were things said when my filter was turned off.

What caused my filter to shutdown?  Anger. Continue reading

How to Improve at Anything

How to Improve at Anything

Practice habits. Habits and practice, two things that I find to be very important in life and achieving goals.

Back in the mid 1990’s I studied “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey.  I embraced a number of the concept from that book.

One was you don’t have to do anything, you choose to do things.

You say I have to go to work today.

No what you are saying is I choose to go to work today because if I don’t I may get fired and then no longer be able to afford my house, my car, etc..  What you are doing is placing a higher priority on those things than spending the day just goofing off.

Another concept was placing time between stimulus and response. Continue reading