Month: January 2017

My Thinking On Various Topics

Reflections On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, after reading through “Letter from Birmingham Jail“, I sit reflecting on what it looks like to be an “extremist for love”. Throughout history great people that have fought for some noble good have also had a knack for ending up poor, in prison or meeting an untimely death. Sometimes all three. Am I at risk for any of those? What does that say about my priorities?

Yearly Focus

2017 Focus: Theme, Challenge, Habit & Exemplar

With the start of a new year, I take the time to set my focus for the coming year. I believe that by doing less, I can achieve results that are exponentially greater than the sum of the results from split focus. I have been fairly effective at it over the past four years and am now confident in my ability to achieve something pretty big if I focus on it for a year. If you would like to know more about the categories and how my yearly focus process has evolved, please see this recent blog post about the categories, or review the results from past years (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016). 2017 Theme: Sabbath Year In 2012, for a reason unbeknownst to me, I started to feel really called to the idea of a sabbath year. This is a concept that dates back a few thousand years. In Leviticus 25