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What do you think of when you hear the word discipline? Do you think of a child being disciplined? Maybe a puppy being disciplined after going in the house? What about the military? That’s what I have always thought of. A line up of soldiers with a perfectly pressed uniform, shiny black shoes, clean shaven. I’ve always admired members of the military for going through the rigorous training and discipline required to serve our country. In this post I want to talk about discipline as it relates to training oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way,...

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Momentum is a measure of mass and velocity. The heavier something is, or the faster it is moving, will increase its momentum. Would you rather be hit by a pea that is moving 50 miles per hour or a baseball? Which do you think has more momentum? Think of a snowball that is rolling down a hill. As it rolls, it picks up more snow and debris along the way. Its momentum is increasing. Momentum of an object can’t be stopped unless something gets in the way. This something could be the force of gravity, another solid object, water,...

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Every afternoon, after school, I would set two baseball gloves and a baseball by the back door. After, I would go turn on Pink Panther, G.I. Joe or whatever cartoon was on at the time. When I heard that familiar grumble of my dad’s Nissan truck coming up the street, I would race to the back door, scoop up the gloves and ball and meet my pop outside. Not many words were exchanged; we both knew what we needed to do. It was automatic. My dad would walk down toward the old, dilapidated garage. I would stand near the...

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Do you feel scattered because you have so much going on? Do you find it a challenge to finish anything? Do you feel like your energy level is completely depleted and like nothing ever gets done. I’ve been there. It’s a sinking feeling. Everything you have on your list stays there. The growing list bounces around in your head and won’t go away. What do you do about that? What has helped me is making a decision that I will take whatever it is I’m working on, whatever it is I’m “focusing” on, to completion. This requires me to...

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When you wake up in the morning, what do you do? Do you start getting ready for work? Do you assist your kids getting them ready for school? Maybe you are getting ready for school. Regardless of what we do, there’s some purpose behind what we are doing. Your purpose drives your action. Is your purpose to earn money? What do the actions look like? What does it take to get you into position to earn money? Maybe something like this: Wake up. Eat. Shower. Get dressed. Pack a lunch. Get in your car. Drive to work. Walk in the door. (At...

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Matthew Huggins