Be a Skeptic

When new symptoms arrive, fatigue or rapid heartbeat, I may research it online. It feels empowering. Could it be COVID-19? Taking the time to learn about my health, or lack of, is a good thing. But not all sources are equal, and the internet is more of a popularity than a quality contest.

Who is on Your Porch?

I want to think others do not influence me, but I know better. Jesus may have resisted the influence of others, but most mortals kowtow to the will of the masses. Jim Rohn, the author of The Art of Exceptional Living, declared that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. This idea, referred to as the “proximity effect,” deserves our attention. After all, we want to be with people who uplift and inspire us.