It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.   –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes


True willpower and courage are not on the battlefield, but in everyday conquests over our inertia, laziness, and boredom.  D. L. Moody

Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done.  –Anonymous


A Little Something to Remember



“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy


Do the Difficult First!

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A long time ago, when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, I put off unpleasant tasks until last-minute.  I stalled and stalled, and stalled, until I could stall no more, then I grudgingly did that thing I had been dreading doing.

Today, all that has changed! Somewhere along recovery road I learned that its best to eat my big frogs early in the day, in order to get their nasty taste out of my mouth as soon as possible.

That’s why I always schedule dentist and doctor appointments for first thing in the morning; 8:00am or earlier, if I can get ’em.

It’s also why I circle back around quickly to apologize for a slip of the tongue or a word too harshly spoken.

I can’t afford to wait, and if you’re eating a croaker, neither can you.

I think Mark had it right–when dealing with the big frogs of life, eat early and eat quickly.  Around noon time on a sunny day all bets are off that they might in any way taste palatable!

Lesson Learned:  Dry or sweaty frog meat is horrible, so embrace life with gusto and get the smelly stuff out of the way early in the day.

Are you more reactive or proactive in life?  When has waiting to deal with the frogs in your life caused you problems?





He who is silent, when he ought to have spoken and was able to, is taken to agree.

Latin Proverb