Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress.

Working hard for something we love is called passion.

– Simon Sinek

via Finish by Jon Acuff (Portfolio, 2017)

Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.”

– Unkown (via Peter Voogd)

“I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am completely at your command.

Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.

Show me exactly how you want something done, and after a few lessons I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all great men, and, alas, of all failures as well.

Those who are great, I have made great.

Those who are failures, I have made failures.

I am not a machine, though I work will all the precision of a machine, plus, the intelligence of a man.

You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin; it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will put the world at your feet.

Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.

Who am I?

I am a HABIT!”


I’m not sure who wrote this, but I am thankful to Peter Voogd for sharing this poem.

If you will commit to showing up consistently, every day, no matter what, then you have already won well more than half the battle.

Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness

God bless us, everyone. – Tiny Tim

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

– Martin Luther King, Jr

I love when someone tells me they had to switch to “Plan B.” Not because I enjoy seeing them fail, but because it shows they are taking action.

-Alan Jackson

If you love sleep, you will end in poverty. Keep your eyes open and there will be plenty to eat!

Proverbs 20-13

If you are too lazy to plow in the right season, you will have no food at the harvest.

– Proverbs 20:14

“The secret to success is consistency of purpose.”

—Benjamin Disraeli