My innate desire since being a small child is to be better. A better baseball player, a better student, a better friend, a better son—being better than what my parents, teachers, and anyone in authority ever expected.
Mike Myers’s character, Austin Powers, is famous for saying the one line, “Oh…behave”… in that drawn-out British accent. He was saying, “Do not be naughty.”
In life situations, kings, queens, presidents, managers of people, fathers and mothers, and all others in the decision-making process make day-to-day decisions that affect the people under their control. These are our rulers and leaders, in one capacity or another. By definition, there is an expectation that whatever decisions they make are just, equitable, and balanced.
I am often guilty of being in a conversation and instead of truly focusing on what the other person is saying, I’m formulating in my head what I’m going to say in response. When I do that, I check out of the moment and am not fully present. I am not fully awake to that conversation anymore. What did
Early in my adult life, I was given a painting that no one else in my family claimed. It was done in oil, mostly primary colors, and it depicted a Florida mangrove swamp at sunset. Honestly, it was pretty ugly.
Let’s face it, when we think of champions, we think about people who win.
I sure want to win in life. Don’t you? You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t.
If you know (or ever were) a typical teenager, then you have observed what attitude is! You know that look in their eyes, or the flip of their hair…or worse, the roll of their eyes. Sometimes it can just be the way they are standing. Of course, you are trying to be a great person, so you find yourself