All posts in " desirable difficulty "

Hands down, the hardest person to lead

By Dave Henning / March 18, 2022

“Leadership starts with self-leadership, and self-leadership starts with self-control.  The hardest person to lead, hands down, is you.  That’s why habits are hard to make and break.  But if you want to conquer a city, you have to conquer yourself first.”- Mark Batterson “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he […]


Instant everything – fifteen minutes of fame?

By Dave Henning / February 22, 2022

“Instant everything.  We wish, right?  We live in a culture that aims at fifteen minutes of fame rather than fifty years of faithfulness.”- Mark Batterson “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”- James 1:2-3 (NIV) On […]


Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits . . .

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2021

Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits . . . (Multnomah, 2020) Win the Day: 7 Daily Habit to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More is Mark Batterson’s latest book.  Mark continues to serve as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC.  In the Introduction, Pastor Batterson underscores that everything in your past […]


Making decisions against yourself

By Dave Henning / April 24, 2021

“The best decision you can make for yourself is making decisions against yourself.  It’s disciplining yourself to do the right things day in and day out, week in and week out, year in and year out.  If you pay the price, the payoff will be greater than the sacrifices you made.”- Mark Batterson (emphasis author’s) […]


Desirable difficulty – an oxymoron?

By Dave Henning / April 19, 2021

“Desirable difficulty.  Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?  What’s desirable about difficulty?  At first glance, nothing!  Upon further review, everything.”- Mark Batterson “In fact, [the other ants] left in such a hurry that none of them noticed the two ants who stayed behind.  ‘Why go back?’ one asked the other.  ‘The place may not feel […]

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