Category: Excellence

  • What Would Cause Me To Quit?

    What Would Cause Me To Quit? What would cause me to not go to bed? Answering a question can prevent failure.

  • If you don’t do the first step, you won’t do the rest.

    If you don’t do the first step, you won’t do the rest.

  • Will They Get You There?

    Goals don’t matter much if the steps you take to get to your goals won’t get you there. It’s easy to pick a destination without mapping out the journey and taking the first step. Without the steps, you’ll never get to the destination.

  • Expectations

    “Where expectations are high, we tend to rise to meet them. Where expectations are low, we tend to drop to meet them.” “We like the freedom low expectations give us, but we’re really being robbed.” From Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

  • Make The Time

    “In many cases, the bottleneck to achieving results is simply making the time to do the work. You’re capable of exercising, but are you making the time? You’re capable of writing, but are you making the time? You’re capable of reading, but are you making the time?” -James Clear  

  • Keep Goals In Front of Your Face

    “Write down your goals and keep them in front of your face so you can keep running the race.” — Chris Hogan

  • To Fail is Better Than To Have Never Tried

    “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt. We often learn more from failure than from success if we take the time to figure out what went wrong and what to do better next time.

  • Study Skill #12

    Study skill 12: Who are you doing it for? Why do we do what we do? Who are we doing it for? If we’re doing it for ourselves to not fail, it isn’t really worth doing. If we’re doing it to make a difference, if we’re doing to show God’s glory in Him working through…

  • Study Skill #11: Give Good Distractions a Time and a Place

    We all have things to do, errands to run, people to see. These are what I would call “Good distractions”. They are things that we need to do in order to do our job but they are not the key object of our job itself. Michael Hyatt would call these “Backstage Tasks”. He has three…

  • Study Skill #10: Prayer

    One study skill that is often overlooked is prayer. We need God’s guidance and direction in our lives and His strength in our studies. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”…