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Do You Face the Future?

I believe that people by nature are "future facing". This simply means that we look forward to the future, wonder what it'll be like, how we will live, and what will be different.  When we're not future facing, that should warn us of a problem. It means that we have to run the diagnostics on our life to see what's wrong and get help if we need it.

The Joy of a Managed Day with Taskito

I have been in search of a perfect task manager to help manage my chaotic schedule. I wanted a task manager that could integrate with a calendar as a single tool. Most task managers are great list makers but the tasks don't easily find their way to my daily planning. There should be a more natural way to schedule work through tasks.  Time Blocking is a popular planning technique taught by Cal Newport. It requires a consolidated to-do list and schedule. Taskito is the only solution I have found that elegantly blocks time by creating calendar events or tasks in a beautiful timeline view. When I review the day with completed calendar and tasks, I feel a little more in control and accomplished.  Taskito is currently Android only but the developers are working on a web version. Taskito syncs with Google Calendar.

Strength pushed

"Strength, even pushed to the breaking limit, becomes stronger." - M.P. Potter

Could you be the problem?

Sometimes the source of trouble in life is us.

Three Reasons Why You Should Journal [1 Minute Inspiration]

I have found three important reasons to journal and I'd like to share them with you. Journaling creates space for thinking -- everyone needs to process the day's inputs and outputs. Journaling helps create an anchor for your memories and what you learn. You can have more insight about your life and it can be captured. Journaling is an instructor as few of us have a mentor or counselor. How fast you grow depends on the amount of learning from mistakes and problems you can solve.

Reminder as we close 2020

Living in COVID times

An amazing man whom I respect wrote this post: "I’m NOT a doctor or a scientist.  But I have an opinion. As a Christian, I believe God Almighty created our immune system to protect us.  But it can’t do it’s job unless it’s exposed to viruses like #covid19.  I think in the near future, they’ll discover that masks were NOT helpful (except at a higher risk).  That it would have been better to get exposed, get over it, get exposed, get over it, for 5-7 times and then you’ll have immunity Here is my response: I understand the logic, your faith position and agree with most of it.  Not everyone has a good immune system at all times. If we could somehow quantify the level of each person's immunity, we could face COVID and live differently.  There is a fine line between faith and presumption. We live by faith and not by sight. We also don't put God (or ourselves) to a foolish test. We protect ourselves to the best ability and trust God for his help.  There is always two sides, two