The content of my weekly blogs is drawn primarily from ancient Hebrew wisdom literature, while the 2020 format was inspired by James Clear’s “3-2-1” Thursdays. Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each week you will receive One Pillar/Proverb, One Principle and One Practical.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”
Life is short. Death is unpredictable, yet certain. Our brief sojourn on this earth, therefore, needs to count because after we have departed this life, we can’t work, make plans, grow in knowledge or live out wisdom principles. Our response to this reality should be to devote our lives to wholehearted commitment and productivity in every endeavour we undertake. Be sold out. Be devoted. Be “all in.” Don’t slack off, make excuses or procrastinate. Time lost can never be regained. Identify what really matters in this one life you have and give it your best. This is a valuable principle.
As an educator in the areas of sports law, personal growth, Christian ministry and leadership, I have no choice but to work with all my might. People are depending on me to deliver. I don’t always hit the target, but I keep striving. This privilege of teaching others brings with it the incredible responsibility of being committed to excellence. It’s humbling, but it’s awesome.
Review the month of January and evaluate your performance on that month’s priority, whether personal or professional. If you missed your goal, check to see if you were fully engaged or got distracted along the way, then go after it again in February.
To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.