“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Letter to Isham Reavis

The Chip Bowl Theory

Why our idea of perfect is always changing

You’re sitting at the table looking at a bowl of chips. Which one do you grab? The best one, of course! In this scenario, we all want the biggest, most complete looking chip. Nobody wants to intentionally grab the broken chips. We’re looking for perfection. So, you grab the biggest, fullest chip and eat it… […]

3 reasons you shouldn’t be afraid of the dark

Creating your own light at home, at work, and in life.

I recently had to go into my garage to grab something. It was dark and I did not turn on a light first. I thought I could hurry out and make it back before the door closed and I lost the light being cast from inside the house. I didn’t make it. In my last […]

If you think it, say it!

Why waiting for the right moment is missing the moment altogether.

I remember being taught to hold my breath or count to 10 before saying anything I would regret. I’ve had to use this technique on occasion. It’s wise council. But what about when you feel like saying something nice? How often do we withhold compliments or expressions of appreciation and love? Why? I had this […]

Power and Words, or Powerful Words?

What really makes a man?

I recently added a “Quote of the Day” app to my phone, hoping to find some additional inspiration. Most days the quote is at the very least thought provoking, but some days have been more inspiring than others. This quote from today surprised me. “You can get a lot more done with a kind word […]

He does not believe who does not live according to his belief.

-Thomas Fuller

Why I’m developing Upright Men

I want to start this blog with a post explaining why I do what I do. What do I mean by Upright? I’m not going to paste a dictionary definition, but I will share what Upright means to me. Upright implies that something is erect, standing straight up, tall and firm. Upright means that something […]