PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

I like that Booker T. Washington was a practical man. His legacy seems to me to have been this- be responsible. His school the Tuskegee Institute taught practical subjects, which were in the most part things one could do with the hands. I think deep down he thought that it would be difficult for black […]

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SAYING NO

Life is short. We only have enough time to do things which are important to us. There is also opportunity cost to how we spend our time. Going to a night party might deprive us of hours of sleep. Saying no can be difficult. First off, someone is asking you to act. On some level […]

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BENEFITTING FROM EVERYTHING

I don’t want to be right; I want to win. I will explain. In Jim Paul’s book, What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, he talks about this commodity trader who was very successful with trades in green lumber. The trader, who was successful, thought that green lumber was lumber painted green, instead of freshly […]

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DEALING WITH STUPID PEOPLE

It is easy for us to think of ourselves as calm until we meet a stupid person. I am human. I have met my fair share of stupid people. Sometimes I am even the stupid person. This post might help, or not help you at all. To be honest, I think it will help. When […]

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THE SHOCK OF KINDNESS

Sometimes I am shocked when someone is really nice to me. I think I am not the only one who feels this way. I’ve seen it on people’s faces when I have done them a kindness they didn’t expect. As a Christian Matthew 6 prevents me from talking about how I have been kind to […]

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LOVING MYSELF

My mum sent me a message this morning. She said she loves me so much and she wants me to be a great person (whatever a great person means.) So I smiled. I told her I love her too. And I really meant it. This post is very personal for me. Maybe one of the […]

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