The Microbiologist, Joh Kabat-Zinn, wrote several papers and a few books on using meditation and other techniques to improve health. He borrowed these concepts from Buddhism. You might remember in the early 90s when meditation became all the rage again, non-religious meditation seemed to almost become acceptable overnight. His book in 1991 was called, Full […]
The best day to kick your own butt is the day after a holiday. Yeah, you know what I am talking about. You ate a bunch of stuff you should not have. You stayed up to late. You feel sort of hung over for all the meal prep, cleaning up, and aggressively trying to cram […]
What do you do when you just have absolutely no will power? I suppose that I should be writing a blog on gratitude, as today is Thanksgiving and all that. I am in the process of firing up the smoker to start cooking Turkey. My family is coming over, secretly, parking down the street so […]
I remember a leader that I admired told me that you should wake up everyday and look in the mirror and tell yourself that whatever you believed yesterday is no longer true this morning. I never understood what he meant. I just nodded my head like it was a great and wise statement. However, years […]
The statement that people make to me that drives me the most crazy starts with, “they way it is supposed to work…” I have discovered that most people, including myself, who say this from time to time absolutely have no idea how IT is supposed to work, whatever IT is. They just use this phrase […]
Who are you? Can you answer that question? Seriously. Stop what you are doing right now and think about that question for a solid 5 minutes. No more time required, but take 5 minutes and ask yourself this critical question – Who am I? You might even write your thoughts down. If you actually take […]
What is the 365 Commitment?
Make Your List
Every morning make a list of tasks. Whatever comes to mind. You should consider adding names of people you can serve to your list. Own the day before it owns you.
Pray or Meditate
Ask for guidance on the list you made. Listen to that inner voice. Make revisions to your list. Commit to doing your best to get the list done today.
Assign a priority on each item of your list. Emphasize the most important things first. Use a numbering system if you like.
Set Goals and Act
Throughout the day set small goals to accomplish the list. Listen to inspiration as you may get promptings to do other things. You will find your efforts magnified.
Each night before going to sleep, report back in prayer or meditation. Review what you accomplished. Ask important questions, make commitments to improve tomorrow.
Ready to Commit?
Whatever you want to accompish that is in harmony with the Will of God (or Nature) will come true if you commit to this for 365 days.
Are you ready?