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What is Progress?

Sometimes we identify progress with speed. And on occasion that is synonymous. But direction matters more. And sometimes direction isn’t as simple as we believe. C.S. Lewis said something to the effect that we think the guys running fastest are making the most progress. But sometimes, the guy walking in the opposite direction is the [...]

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Setbacks and Obstacles, So What?

Whenever we start living intentionally, we will also start experiencing obstacles and setbacks. And my favourite thing to say becomes: “So What?” Let me elaborate on that. I don’t mean “so what” in the careless sense. I mean “so what” in the sense that, it doesn’t matter, I will still continue to live intentionally. When [...]

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Living the Real Life

I have written a few times before about my attempt to live my life more focused and minimal. And if you are one of those brave souls that have embarked on a similar journey, you know that in the real life, that can be a real challenge. Okay, who am I kidding? Can be? Not [...]

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Redefining Success for the Best Life

Redefining success allows us to see that true success is not about your circumstances. It is not about what you have or do not have. It is not about what you have or have not experienced either. True success is about who you are. If you are like me, it is very difficult to detach [...]

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The Spirit of Effective Confrontation

Sometimes in life, it is necessary to confront others. The spirit of effective confrontation is built on a few truths. They build courage for the confrontation when they are needed too. First off, do we always confront someone that offends us. Personally I would say no. In fact rarely. Most of the time, I just [...]

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Who Holds the Keys to Your Peace?

Who holds the keys to your peace? A mature person that recognises that the battle isn’t against flesh and blood, realises that another person doesn’t hold the keys to their peace or lack of it. Or joy for that matter. What they do only has the power to rub you of joy and peace if [...]

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How to Deal with Offenses

Knowing how to deal with offenses is an important life skill to have. Everybody gets offended sometimes. Such is life. All of us meet people on occasion that do or say something that offends us. And we all have someone that finds the soft underbelly we all secretly posses, and then they throw grenades at [...]

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Do Your Opinions Matter?

Do your opinions matter? All of us have been at a place where we tried to give our input into the situation but it felt like our opinions weren’t being heard. Like they were being underrated. Sometimes we have great ideas that could really make a difference. But unless they get heard, they don’t matter. [...]

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Reclaiming My Relationships from My Smartphone

Have you ever been distracted by your smartphone when you are trying to connect with a friend or colleague? We all have. I think it is time to start reclaiming my relationships from my smartphone. The average user checks his smartphone for messages about every six and a half minutes. The constant blinking and beeping [...]

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Putting God First in Your Life

Putting God first in your life is the very first principle of living your best life. To me that is not optional. It is required. If you wish to live your best life, you will do it in right relationship with God. Some think that I overdo the best life emphasis. I don’t think I [...]

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