What we measure we grow!

What we measure we grow.

What that means is, How we end today will define how we start tomorrow, Click To Tweet

What we measure grows
How we end today will define how we start tomorrow!

My nightly routine is fundamental but consistent. At the end of the night, I sit down, I grab my journal, and I write, and I answer three basic questions:

  1. What went right?
  2. What didn’t go right?
  3. What am I most grateful for today?

I have to remember the routines that it takes for me to stay clean on a regular basis.

As we begin to learn to inventory our lives, we find the routines that we never knew we had that fed our addictions, our depressions, our anxieties. We see that during those moments, we were on autopilot. As we focused on our depression, our depression deepened. As soon as we become consumed by our anxiety or the hunger to feel different, our compulsions and obsessions grow. Continue reading “What we measure we grow!”

I will not put my Trust in you, but I will have Faith in you.

I will not put my Trust in you, but I will have Faith in you.
Brendon Burchard quote on blocked desires
“It is in our self-protection that we often block the very thing we desire” – Brendon Burchard

I remember a time when I was not able to drive myself around. I had to rely on others to get me to, and from meetings, or to and from work. Many a time I’d be sitting outside of the apartment complex waiting on someone to pick me up. They’d be running 30, 40 min or even an hour late. I used to get so pissed off. Eventually, I started realizing, that there are times when stuff happens, and there’s nothing we can do about it.

We learned to have faith in someone’s ability to pick us up when they say they’re going to pick us up. That has nothing to do with trust. Trust is not a spiritual principle. Faith is. If we trust that someone is going to be Continue reading “I will not put my Trust in you, but I will have Faith in you.”

I’ve learned to not resent those who have what I don’t.

I’ve learned not to resent those who have what I don’t.
When I no longer resent I can be free
Joy comes not from what we have but from what we can share.

One of the things I’ve struggled with is resenting those with greener grass. Today I have the mortgage. The wife who never knew me drunk or high. The three kids that never knew me, drunk or high and two of them never even knew me to smoke cigarettes. Yeah. I’ve got a lot of those changes, what a brother calls ‘quality of life’ problems. Continue reading “I’ve learned to not resent those who have what I don’t.”