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Month: March 2017

Are you a reflective, or reactive listener?

Are you a reflective, or reactive listener?

Question.

 

When you’re listening to a sermon, or song, or reading something – such as this very article, or having a conversation with a friend or anyone else, do you tend to react instinctively to what they’re saying either positively or negatively?

Or do you attempt to internalise it and give the argument some critical analysis of your own before you decide whether you agree or disagree?

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No shortcuts: Why ‘win at life’ advice often fails

No shortcuts: Why ‘win at life’ advice often fails

The problem with ‘win at life’ advice.

 

I’ve talked about motivation and doing hard things, and why we find big goals so difficult.

 

I also talked about why quick tips and hacks, despite being touted as the catch all solution to our motivation and productivity woes, often are not.

 

The main reason is because hard work is what gets results. There’s no shortcuts.

 

Motivation and productivity tips will only get you so far.

 

That doesn’t mean it’s bad advice. If none of it ever worked, life coaches and productivity blogs wouldn’t make any money.

 

So why does seemingly good advice not live up to its expectations, and what do you need to know to start making it work for you?

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5 things I learned about weight loss in 2016

5 things I learned about weight loss in 2016

Honesty

 

Men,

 

You are not warriors. You are all delicate flowers. You’re perfect the way you are. You need to learn to be comfortable in your own skin. Love yourself. It’s what’s on the inside that matters.

 

At least, this is what the world wants you to believe.

 

I’m not going to disagree. I’m not going to tell you to stop being a pussy and harden up.

 

I just want to ask you a question.

 

When you look in the mirror, and when you hear people say ‘you are perfect the way you are’ – is that what you really think?

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Prayer

Prayer

Prayer is to Christianity what salt is to peanuts.

 

It’s a big important idea in Christianity.

 

If you were in a primary school classroom and asked the students to randomly say ten things that came to mind when they thought of the Bible and Christians, it’s a pretty sure bet that prayer would be on the list somewhere.

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