Virtue of the Week: Self-Control

MEANINGLESS GOALS A farmer had a dog who used to sit by the roadside waiting for vehicles to come around. As soon as one came he would run down the road, barking and trying to overtake it. One day a neighbor asked the farmer “Do you think your dog is ever going to catch a […]

Virtue of the Week: Self-Control

It Takes a Warrior to Have Self-Control There is a mean streak to authentic self-control. Think about people you know and admire for their example of self-control, those who are not ruled by their desires. Underneath what seems to be their placid demeanor you will generally find the heart of a warrior. Self-control is not […]

Virtue of the Week: Self Control

Video on Self Control: Self Control It Takes a Warrior to Have Self Control There is a mean streak to authentic self-control. Think about people you know and admire for their example of self-control, those who are not ruled by their desires. Underneath what seems to be their placid demeanor you will generally find the […]

Virtue of the Week: Self-Discipline

Friends, “SHARED SUFFERING” STRENGHTHENS THE WILL AND SELF-DISCIPLINE OF THE TEAM MORE THAN ANY EXERCISE COULD EVER DO. Self-discipline Matters More Than IQ (Are we studying the wrong topics?): An American study has found that a school pupil’s self-discipline is a stronger predictor of their future academic success than their IQ, leading researchers to conclude […]

Strengthen Your Spirit

Build a Strong Spirit by Exercising Virtue Your spirit is the very essence of who you are. It is comprised of your emotions, will, character, heart, intellect, and general countenance toward life. Someone who is always depressed, angry, unhappy, judgmental, and rude has a weak spirit. On the other hand, someone who is always joyful, […]

Talent is Never Enough

by John C. Maxwell There are many misconceptions about what makes people successful. Look back at some of your high school experiences. Were the most popular people in your class the most successful? Were the smartest individuals in your class the most successful? Your answer to those two questions is probably not. If talent was […]

Positive Self Talk

The other night as I was walking into the weight room for a team weights session, I noticed a young man sitting outside the weight room on a bench. Let’s call him Steve. Steve is a boy I had watched develop as a football player from the 5th grade to high school. I was anticipating […]