Why not try measuring your success with a diet by how much you’re learning about yourself, rather than how often the numbers are changing on the scale?
Every one of us has a particular formula we are using for the life we are currently experiencing. What's yours? Do you know? If not, how do you know if you're using the right one?
This one simple principle could change the world if we’d let it change us.
Do you know the difference between an explanation and an excuse?
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, if there is just one other person in sight of you, your presence is showing.
Relationships are in integral part of the landscape of our life. Navigating the most difficult ones is essential to our emotional equilibrium. Here's a few suggestions for how.
Until you understand the motivations behind why you eat, you’ll never have control over what you eat for longer than a few weeks, at most.
There isn’t anything that you will encounter on that road before you that you can’t overcome. Not necessarily because you are so strong and capable in and of yourself, but because there is always somebody who can help you in some way.
You are happy to the extent your life is working in harmony with your Noble Code.
“I just want to be happy!” is the soulful longing of every human being. Do you know what it takes to get there?
While we may excuse our clutter as a lack of storage or being too busy, its threat to our life’s priorities is greater than most of us realize. We try to dismiss it as no big deal - a mere inconvenience - when, in fact, it is robbing us of the valuable time and energy we should be leveraging toward more productive purposes.
Like gravity, there are a few other principles at work in our world that have enormous implications on the way life works. They are more moral than cosmic, but every bit as influential. For those who recognize and honor these Rules, the game of life tends to work out in their favor more often.
The urge to quit is not the problem. It’s inevitable on the long, difficult road to any worthy destination. The choice one makes when tempted to quit is what determines the rest of the story.
Whealthy people are much better off than wealthy people. Now, that’s not to say wealthy people aren’t whealthy people. Many of them are wealthy precisely because they are whealthy. But don’t assume for a moment that just because they are wealthy, they are also whealthy. Being wealthy does not necessarily mean a person is whealthy.
It’s a classic case of the age-old adage: “You get out of it what you put into it.” With greater degrees of interest come greater amounts of return and reward. It’s true in sports. It’s true in education. It’s true in career. It’s certainly true in life!
A "mid-life crisis" doesn't have to be a bad thing! If we are careful, it can be one of the most pivotal circumstances of our life for good. In fact, it doesn’t need to be a crisis at all if we carefully listen to our heart, wisely discern our longings, and pursue them properly.
Without a blueprint, the likelihood of building the kind of life you’ve always dreamed is very unlikely. It doesn’t matter how much you want or wish for the life of your dreams. Without a plan, it just isn’t going to happen.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight?
It wouldn’t be a surprise to me if you were. Studies show the single most popular New Year’s resolution is the quest to lose weight. It is followed, of course, by other popular resolutions like: to start exercising, to get organized, to quit smoking, to pay off a credit card, or to tackle the next big adventure on one’s Bucket List. Dumping that freeloading boyfriend and finding another job have to be somewhere in the mix too.
Two years ago, my wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You know, one of those upscale places with white linen tablecloths, lots of forks, sparkling stemware and penguins as waiters. In anticipation of a larger crowd than usual, the restaurant had set up quite a few extra two-tops uncomfortably close to each other. It was one of those situations where you find yourself so close to the other tables that you can’t help but make eye contact with the folks seated next to you. This leaves you to wonder all kinds of questions about proper etiquette. Do you greet them? Give them a head nod? Ignore them in some code of silence out of respect for their privacy? It ranks right up there with all the social awkwardness of an elevator.
A few days after my fiftieth birthday, I had an epiphany. It was one of those otherwise unspectacular moments that would become pivotal to the rest of my life. I was lying in bed early one morning thinking through my day when a disturbing thought punched me right in the face.
“I now have less life ahead of me than I have behind me.”