Hard, Unfair Work

Hard, Unfair Work

The amount of hard work needed to survive is unfair. But, so are the payoffs.

Every victor, every winner, every success story did an unfair amount of hard, smart work—too much, in fact. That’s why they make victory look so easy.

Don’t be distracted by fairness. Nothing is fair, even  your strengths. Everyone has an unfair advantage and an unfair disadvantage. Often times they are the same. What makes it fair is hard work and self honesty about why hard work fails.

Keep going. Once you’ve done more work than you need, you’ll be rewarded more than you deserve.  · · · →

Gravity’s Life Story

Gravity’s Life Story

Some people would bend rules of gravity—with friend or enemy, to reward or punish—all as they see fit. Others give justice even to enemies.

We prove which type of people we are in the small things. As such, gravity, being both jealous and powerful, takes note and agrees with us. Those who would bend gravity become the objects of “chronic bad luck”, while “chronic good luck” finds those who respect universal justice.

There are two ways to create good and bad luck: One is agreement with gravity, the other is work ethic. That is most everyone’s life story.  · · · →

Welcome Thy Friends

Welcome Thy Friends

Jesus warned that a prophet is never welcome in his hometown. Even his mother and brothers treated him like he was crazy at times.

But, this was not a rule that a prophet must conform to. It was a warning to the hometown and family.

We have a natural tendency to think less of people in our close circles. Think about the logic of that…

“No one close to me could ever be brilliant. So, anyone I know who talks big—I’ll put him in his place.”

Don’t do that. Strange as it sounds: Heed good ideas, even from friends.  · · · →

Boss Your Decision

Boss Your Decision

Many times, people’s decisions are wrong, but they have the authority to decide. Maybe they should change, but arguing with them won’t help once their decision is final. You can’t change others, but don’t quit.

Be a boss, fix problems under your control—everyone has some. Start new things, inspire people, or publish your dissenting opinion somewhere useful. Just, accomplish something.

Music lessons for pigs are annoying and achieve little. If you try to teach pigs to sing, consider that you might be wrong and your boss has accepted it and already moved on, which is why he’s the boss.  · · · →