Integrity

The Hope Mistake

The Hope Mistake

Are you a learner or a loser?

What I mean by that is, when you make mistakes, do you learn from them? Do you take action to figure out why you made that mistake, and then do whatever you need to do to ensure that you don’t make that mistake again?

Or are you justifying your mistakes? Explaining them away. Or pretending that they're not there.

One makes you a learner, the other makes you a loser.

Where You Focus, You Finish

Where You Focus, You Finish

What comes to mind when you think of the word “accountability?”

Probably something along the lines of, “I have a problem, and I need you to help me defeat it or get better.”

There’s nothing inherently wrong with being self aware of your own issues. After all, we are all one bad decision away from the worst day of our lives. Stupid is sticky. But when we focus on the broken, we finish on the broken.

What if we looked at accountability differently?

Why Not?

Why Not?

If you knew that you could have your dream job, but in order to get it, you would have to tell a white lie, would you do it?

Most of us would want to instinctively say no, but if we are really honest with ourselves, a lot of us would have to think about it.


Maybe it depends on what the lie is? Maybe we could just put a positive spin on it so that it’s technically not a lie?

Success is not possible without integrity. You can win and not be successful. You can be undefeated and still be unsuccessful.

My Son Has a Girlfriend

 My Son Has a Girlfriend

My 5 year old son Harrison told me the other day that he has a girlfriend.

You can imagine my shock and surprise. He’s 5. He’s not supposed to have girlfriends yet.

So I pressed him a bit. I asked him some details about this girl and this is what he said. “She doesn’t be mean. She doesn’t take other people’s snacks. She’s 4 years old. She does everything the teacher says.”

Rep the Brand

Rep the Brand

I recently heard Coach Braxton from Howard Payne University say something to his football team that really impacted me.

He said to his players, “if you guys make the honor roll, when they call you out, they’re going to identify you by the fact that you’re a football player at Howard Payne. But the same is true if you get arrested tomorrow. Rep your brand well.”

Wherever we go, whether we excel and succeed, or stumble and fall, we are repping a brand. We are repping our family’s brand, our company’s brand, and for a lot of us, our God’s brand.

Rep your brand well.