Blog Time = Homework

Blog time! It comes every night, like clockwork. Same Bat time, same Bat channel. Cue the Boy Wonder, "Holy Smokes, Batman."

According to Charlie Wetzel, who ghost writes for John Maxwell, "Being a writer is like having homework every day for the rest of your life." Considering how I did in English class, growing up, it is a scary thought.

So why do it to myself? Because to quote Pastor Rick Warren's opening line from his bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life, "It's not about you."

Living life with the understanding that its not all about me is a good approach. Choosing to go selfish, on the other hand, leads to a lack of fulfillment.

Admittedly, showing up every day can be a pain. But only if you are thinking about yourself. Turn your attention to others and watch what happens. Homework can actually be meaningful, as crazy as that sounds.

There is a place where we need you to show up everyday and bring your best. Not for you, but for us. For your team, your family, your Tribe (to use Seth Godin's word).

Who knows? Homework time might just become your favorite time of the day.

I know blog time is for me.





Is there a place where you need to be more consistent in "showing up" every day?


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10 years ago

Randy I know with moving down here and getting settled in there was a tremendous amount of stress even though I wanted to be here. I can see that during that time that I had gotten out of the habit of writing. I'm so glad to be back on track again.


10 years ago

Great Keith. Stay focused!


10 years ago

Thanks, Randy. I need to be reminded from time to time things like this. I dread coming to work every day. There are days it literally turns my stomach. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing I am where God put me. I am not in this place for myself. If I were I would be home writing a book or designing webpages. As to writing, somtimes I ask myself why am I writing these devotional thoughts? It started out for my benefit but I think it has grown beyond that. Bottom line is I write them for God...
It isn't about me...


10 years ago

Keep it up Jason! Thanks for commenting.


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