Perfect for a quick post

Went to Winter Jam tonight and heard this song for the first time. ¬†Perfect for us guys…

Lead Me

 

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“WoW” (Word of Wisdom) #4: Its not about power, its about endurance.

This advice goes back to the beginnings of sports with my oldest.  Everybody was always bragging about how much weight they could lift when the experts would say for younger athletes to concentrate on low weight and high repetitions.  It did not matter how many times that I would tell my boys what the experts said, they always wanted to try and “kill” themselves by trying to lift too much weight.  I started explaining it to them a different way to get my point across.

You see, when you go on to the football field, or any sporting event for that matter, your purpose is not give your best and most extreme effort on your first play and then go home.  It is about giving a great effort over and over.  Your workout program should have you not only surpassing your opponent efforts but when the buzzer sounds at the end of the game, you should be expecting overtime.

How true this is about sports but more than that, how true it is about life.  Should you strive to get your “15 minutes of fame” or should you be great at what you do and finish strong?  How many times are we trying to make a big impact when the real question should be if you are consistent in your ability to impact?

Word of Wisdom #3 – Decide What You Believe

You may have heard the saying “Believe  in something lest you fall for anything”.  There is much truth to that saying but it really does not go far enough.  You can say that you believe in anything but unless your belief has a firm foundation then your belief can be swayed easily.  Really, there is nothing wrong with your belief being swayed but the key word there is EASILY.  It is your responsibility to yourself and your family to have a solid foundation for your belief so that it takes a lot to alter your beliefs.

If a friend, colleague, girlfriend or even your own child, asks you why you do the things you do, the appropriate answer is not “I dunno?”.  Take the time to cement your foundation in why you believe what you think that you believe.  If you do not know, ASK!  My kids have heard this over and over:  “Don’t assume, ASK!!!”  If the person you ask does not know, ask someone who does.  One of my favorite sayings is “He that does not know, does not ask enough!”  And if you have never the division of the word “assume” from the “Bad News Bears” movies, it goes like this:  Don’t ever assume anything because if you do, it makes and ASS out of U and ME.