Don’t Second Guess Your Life Redux

It’s been exactly one month since I shut down my blog and dropped Twitter and Facebook. While it has been kind of peaceful in that month, I realized that I was effectively punishing myself for something that I didn’t do. So I’m bringing everything back as it was before, although some posts will remain removed.

The impetus of this decision was my preparation for the message I delivered at church today, Don’t Second Guess Your Life. Feel free to give it a listen. Here’s the summary:

  • Don’t spend too much time looking back
  • Don’t worry about what other people will think
  • Don’t be afraid to make a mid-course correction
  • Don’t underestimate the impact of one person
  • Don’t overestimate the effect of one decision
  • Don’t keep making the same mistakes
  • Don’t just make good decisions, make wise decisions

Also, in case it hasn’t been clear, we moved the family back to Texas. There’s more information about that in the message.

We’re glad to be home.

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4 thoughts on “Don’t Second Guess Your Life Redux

  1. Excellent maxims to live by. Might I add “Expect nothing from life, merely take what it gives you.” to it? It’s a bit longer than the others, and it doesn’t start with ‘Don’t’, but it fits the overall theme.

    Glad to see you back to the social web. (I’d still stay away from Facebook though.)

  2. Hi Mike,
    I think that if we do repeat mistakes, than that happens for a reason, i.e. there is some unfinished business about the situation we repeat and the repitition gives us a new chance at overcoming it.

    I like the following quotation:

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
    Samuel Beckett, “Worstward Ho”, 1983
    Irish author, dramatist, & novelist in France (1906 – 1989)

    Best regards, Martin

  3. Great blog! Don’t underestimate the impact of one person. Wow, I need to remind myself of that every day.. I often get one new blog follower and say okay I affected one person and that is enough.