The word pursuit is a noun that is the action of following or endeavoring after someone or something. When I hear the word pursuit, I immediately picture the football drill we used as conditioning; but also, to create the mindset to never give up. The drill was to have defensive players set a pursuit angle […]

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Pass the Baton

The relay race as a life metaphor arose for me recently as I was discussing on-boarding with my new company. The idea being that there are work and responsibilities that need to be handed off to me, but I must be up to speed before that handoff can occur. Just like in a relay race,

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Be a Light

I have previously posted about how everyone can be a leader. In the area of the civil rights movement, I have used the example that Martin Luther King led a movement, while Rosa Parks led in the moment. Not everyone can be like Martin Luther King, but everyone can be like Rosa Parks. In today’s

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The Standard

Needtobreathe, my favorite group these days, has the song Hard Love, with the lyrics “in the morning you will need an answer; ain’t nobody going to change the standard.” It’s a fight song, an encouraging message, for the long journey between trials and redemption. It’s about appreciating the wisdom and maturity that comes from hardship.

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As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I have had a front row seat to the evolution and melt down of Antonio Brown. My opinion is an unchecked ego has been his Achilles heel. A healthy ego that drove Antonio to go from an unheralded 6th round draft pick to the best receiver in the NFL on

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One of my favorite quotes that I reference often is from St. Catherine of Siena, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” It is really a simple thought, just be you and tackle your journey with enthusiasm. Author Max Lucado offers a helpful suggestion: “Want to know

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Black or White Thinking

I recently had an experience with someone who is a very black or white thinker. In their world it either ‘is’ or it ‘isn’t.’ To me that is a tough way to live especially when interacting with other people. It can lead to a lot of frustration. I’ve read that frustration occurs when someone does

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