About two months ago I came home. I've been living in Arizona for two years and serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My missionary service precluded me from regularly posting any content on this website, but I did a considerable amount of writing. Here are a few selections … Continue reading Writing from the Mission Field
Our teacher came back and promptly rang off his credit card number, then erased that question. What we first thought was a somewhat silly exercise suddenly became very real.
Throughout everything that I played, read, or watched, I was drawn in by the bravery that every hero seemed to have. They would drop everything and jump into the action without a second thought, willingly risking their lives. To me, that was bravery.
Keeping what many would consider an unthinkable schedule, I have learned a lot about myself and about what it takes to set my day up for success.
Recently I did a deep dive focused on finding purpose, and I came across this TED playlist. At first glance, I wasn't very enthusiastic about some of the talks, but each one ended up teaching an essential lesson and telling a compelling story. Check it out. I'd love to hear where it takes you.
How can the words you use make an impact?
What I learned: It's possible to achieve your childhood dreams. I have either forgotten my childhood dreams or they have been eclipsed by "more important" things. Deep down I think they are still there. Even if they aren't exactly the same, the basic principles are. Goals can only work if you stick with them. Randy … Continue reading The Last Lecture
I go to the library because I want to set myself up for success.
I came across this video and it really spoke to me. Check it out. Here is the link to the book Living with a SEAL.
Wherever you are, be all there! - Jim Elliot