March 2, 2016

Do You Have the Courage to Visualize Generosity?

Champions visualize. Pitchers visualize throwing the perfect game. Sprinters visualize breaking the tape. Speakers visualize engaging and dominating a room of awed listeners. Almost unanimously, those who accomplish above average goals engage in some form of visualization. Whether it’s forming a vision for where you’d like to be in two or five or ten years, or it’s visualizing success in the specific tasks that the day holds, visualization is integral to pressing toward big goals. (If you don’t have big goals… GET SOME!) I’m not writing to sell you on visualizing, though. I’m going to skip that step, assume that […]
February 29, 2016

How to Avoid Drifting Into Mediocrity

Last weekend I went on a little retreat to the Smoky Mountains with some sharp men. We talked about vision, work, fatherhood, God, you name it. It was fantastic. It was a much needed time of rest and really getting my mind right. We were talking, in some context or another, about putting together a vision and a plan, about being purposeful in our approach to things. Out of nowhere, the man who was talking said something that struck me in a profound way. He said, “You drift toward bad. You plan toward good.” I talk constantly about having a […]