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Community: Necessity for Success

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

Is your goal to go fast or go far? Personally, I want to go far. I’d like to go as fast as possible, but I’ve learned that fast can lead to false progress, leading me to places that I didn’t intend – or really want – to go.

What If?

What if you changed one thing? What would happen if you changed your belief that you need clarity before you act? What if instead you said, “I’m going to try action before clarity.”

Choosing Means Responsibility

“Most of the things that stop us aren’t things we can’t do, but things […]

Choosing Takes Courage

Recently, I came across a one-minute video by Christine Caine. (There’s a link at the end of the blog post.) It rocked my world. As a good “7” on the Enneagram, I am about joy, positivity and finding the bright side of life. It’s often a challenge to acknowledge and deal with struggles.

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

If you drive a car, you see this message on a daily basis. When checking the passenger side mirror, you see this warning. It’s an important warning when you need to merge into traffic or change lanes.

Words Mean Things

“Words mean things.” This quote from my pastor/supervisor/partner in starting the equipping ministry in our church often rings in my ears. 

What’s Your Banana?

Have you heard about this trick, used by hunters to catch small monkeys? A banana is placed in a jar with a small opening. The monkey reaches into the jar, grabs the banana, and is caught by the hunters, because the monkey refuses to let go of the banana.

Letting Go

Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed many endings and new beginnings. Some have been in my own life, some have been in the lives of others. Some have been long anticipated, some not wanted. The unwanted endings look very different than the anticipated ones. They are more fear-filled and dreaded.

Impossible Expectations

Over the past two weeks, I experienced some new things. I attended training to learn about the Enneagram assessment and the Activate Your Masterpiece Mastermind kicked off. Needless to say, it’s been a busy time with lots of new learning.

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