The Force of Character is Cumulative

“The force of character is cumulative.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson While reading his essay¬†Self-Reliance, this quote from Emerson leaped off the page at me. Character is cumulative. It’s not what I’ve done yesterday, the day before, or even anything in the last year that showcases my character. Those are merely pieces of a much larger puzzle. […]

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Will You Be Satisfied With Your Eulogy?

You’re dead. You’ve breathed your last breath, had your last kiss, and felt your last hug. Let that sink in. You’re gone, but your loved ones remain. They’re all gathering at your funeral, ready to say goodbye to you. Someone from the crowd steps up to the mic. It could be your wife, your best […]

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Be Selfish

There is a large school of thought that preaches selflessness in relationships. Serve your partner every day. Love them unconditionally. Care for them in spite¬†of their flaws. In general, put your partner first, yourself second, and let the magic happen. I don’t necessarily disagree with these sentiments because I absolutely practice them. I do, however, […]

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Measurables: The Catalyst for Change

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” -Peter Drucker I hopped on the scale and saw a number a bit smaller than it was before. I looked myself up and down in the mirror, and I could see some noticeable differences. As I got dressed, my clothes weren’t as snug. Since the beginning […]

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