Impatience, Anxiety, Fear, and other negative emotions are powerful levers that often drive us to “push for closure” on a problem before a viable solution is realistic — this forcing of the issue then typically results in a whole host of negative consequences… We fall short of our goals. We often make the problem worse … Read moreImpatience Destroys Goal Achievement – How to Deal with Impatience
2018 Resources – A Summary: Hi, I’m Mike, better known as That Helpful Dad. One of my Legacy Life goals is to help people live a better life — I do this by sharing practical tips, life lessons, honest product reviews, and action-oriented wisdom that you can use today to live your best life NOW. … Read more2018 Resources – The Essential Guide to Awesomeness
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and comfort and your heart will never unclench. Care about other people’s approval and you will be there prisoner. Do your work, then let it be. This is the path to Serenity. Today’s … Read moreThe Path to Serenity
Love, love, love this little story a friend shared with me. Tell me what you think about it… “You see this goblet?” asks the meditation master. “For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If … Read moreThe Broken Goblet is YOU
A friend of mine told me this story about patience… A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it.” The teacher’s reply was casual, “Ten years.” Impatiently, the student answered, “But I want to master it … Read moreYou can’t rush greatness
Here’s an quote that struck me as interesting. Tell me what you think…. Today means boundless and inexhaustible eternity. Months, years, and all periods of time are merely concepts of men, who gauge everything by the number, but the true name of our eternity is Today Philo of Alexandria We’ve talked about this concept … Read moreToday is Eternity
I’ve enjoyed hearing Jax’s scout master share ancient wisdom from the illustrious Chief Sequasa during their pack meetings. Here’s one you might enjoy as well… Legend of the Mountain “There was once an Indian village on a wide open desert in the Southwest. A few miles across the desert is a high mountain, towering up … Read moreScouts: Chief Sequasa’s Mountain
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi Wisdom can come from many sources — if you’re not yet familiar with the Persian poet Rumi who lived in the 1200’s, perhaps now is the time to look further into his work. This … Read moreOn Change – Rumi
You may know The Book of Proverb’s for the pithy sayings and wisdom tips, but did you know that there’s a wonderful passage that honors wives and mothers? Consider the following from Proverbs: 31: 10-31 Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than … Read moreHonoring Wives and Mothers – Solomon’s Message
Fame or integrity – which is more important? Money or Happiness – which is more valuable? Success or Failure: which is more destructive? If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; … Read moreOn Being Content – Tao Wisdom
Welcome back, friends. We’ve been talking a lot lately about the importance of focusing our efforts on enjoying the present. We’ve talked about Turning the Simple into the Extraordinary, that NOW is the time to ENJOY LIFE, and that wise old Solomon commanded us to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry. As much as we might … Read moreTime and Chance Happen to The Best of Them – that includes YOU too
Nobody likes to get in trouble and be disciplined for it, but if things are not going your way right now it’s possible that you’re experiencing the consequences of some poor choices you’ve made in the past. The discipline you’re experiencing could be coming from a parent, a friend, a teacher, or even the Lord … Read moreBeing Disciplined Now Can Lead to Good Things Later — IF You Learn from it
Wisdom – everybody wants it, because it can give you an advantage in life, yet few know where to find it. That’s a problem for most – but it doesn’t have to be a problem for you any longer. Why? Because the answer is simple – Wisdom is everywhere…if you only LISTEN. It may sound … Read moreWhere do you find Wisdom?
Life Lesson #24: It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you keep Today’s lesson is the third part of our series about King Solomon’s Tips for Money Management. This is Part 3 of our series – we’ll talk about five money myths and then we’ll examine King Solomon’s wisdom on how to SAVE more … Read moreKing Solomon 5 Money Myths – How Many Are YOU Guilty of?
Life Lesson #23: You’ve got to Believe in order to Achieve Today’s lesson is a continuation of King Solomon’s advice on acquiring wealth and good money management. This is Part 2 of our series – it’s about how to make money using the Seven Pillars of Solomon. BTW, if you have not yet read Part 1 … Read moreKing Solomon’s Seven Pillars of How to Make Money