The First Law – Make It Obvious – The Man Who Didn’t Look Right: Atomic Habits Ch 4 – Top o’ the Mornin’ to Ya’! – Abundant Life

Psychologist Edward Thorndike – study of cats“behaviors followed by satisfying consequences tend to be repeated and those that produce unpleasant consequences are less likely to be repeated.”Clear, James. Atomic Habits (p. 44). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. ProblemsRepeated problems . . . Time for a habit (or a delegation)Quit Repeating Yourself We’re all hunting for rewards (good feelings) and we repeat things that give us rewards BUT sometimes I settle for small rewards when there are bigger rewards available. “With practice, the useless movements fade away and the useful actions get reinforced. That’s a habit forming.”Clear, James. Atomic Habits (p. 45). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. Behavioral scientist Jason...

How to Build Better Habits in 4 Simple Steps: Atomic Habits Chapter 3 – Top o’ the Mornin’ to Ya’! – Abundant Life

Psychologist Edward Thorndike – study of cats “behaviors followed by satisfying consequences tend to be repeated and those that produce unpleasant consequences are less likely to be repeated.” Clear, James. Atomic Habits (p. 44). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. Problems Repeated problems . . . Time for a habit (or a delegation) Quit Repeating Yourself We’re all hunting for rewards (good feelings) and we repeat things that give us rewards BUT sometimes I settle for small rewards when there are bigger rewards available. “With practice, the useless movements fade away and the useful actions get reinforced. That’s a habit forming.” Clear, James. Atomic Habits (p. 45). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. Behavioral scientist...

Listen – Top o’ the Mornin’ to Ya’! – Family

This week, We’re going a day early to have my retreat weekend with my wife. Of course I couldn’t get the calendar right. . . This will be on Friday!! The topic is “Listen” in regards to the “Family” of my five pillars. Listening tips: 1) Give the person full eye contact 2) Spend all your mind power listening 3) Be in the same room/space when talking My Five Pillars: God Family Abundant Life Adventure Technology Do you know...

Divine Coincidence Quandry

Foreshadow – The Pain, The Heart, and The Spirit – Hint On September 13 one of my budget disqualified prospects responded to my check in and encouragement with a life changing catastrophe: I wish I could say I was doing great but I am doing ok. I couple weeks ago I was cutting down a few small trees to make a rope swing for my kids. About 2 minutes into a 3 minute job a piece of wood shot up and stabbed my left eye. I had surgery that night to remove the wood but I completely lost vision in that eye. I had a few consultations last week and another surgery a few days ago. I can see a little light now but that’s about it. Everything else I’m my life is on hold for now but I’m still serious about ___–Budget Disqualified Prospect He is a...

What You Have and What You Don’t Have

Just now I had 10 minutes to spend with Elizabeth on my lap. We had a discussion about some things that they have and she doesn’t. I explained how Satan and his team and the world will always show us what we don’t have and unless it is food, clothing, shelter, and love we needn’t listen. When get to choose at what we look at. We can look at what we have or we can look at what we don’t have. One of those choices will make you happier. “Daddy, which one is it?” “OK, think about not having the art kit your sisters have. . . Now think about this time to sit on Daddy’s lap. Which thought makes you happier?” “Sitting with you.” “I have two choices right now, I could go and write my journal, which is a...