Permanent Solution to a Short Term Problem

Permanent Solution to a Short Term Problem. What am I talking about? I am talking about suicide. That word has been weighing on my mind quite heavily lately. No, not because I have been considering it myself. But because I do not completely understand how an individual’s life, in their own minds, can be so bad that they seriously contemplate taking their own life. But let me not be naive about the state of mind…

"Permanent Solution to a Short Term Problem"

Sink or Swim

Sink or swim.  We have all heard that saying. But the funny thing is that you really don’t even think about it until you are faced with some sort of adversity in your life. For me, well sink or swim seems to rear its ugly head every couple of months. Whether it be self-induced or something beyond my control, it comes to taunt me. “OK Shane, how are you going to deal with this situation?”…

"Sink or Swim"

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose! Not only is that the catch-phrase of my all-time favorite TV series, Friday Night Lights. But those are the words that I try to live by in my everyday life. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose! is exactly the mindset that we should all adopt. I see and hear of too many people in my generation that just want to give up. If everything isn’t handed to them, then…

"Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose"

Look Up, Get Up, Don’t Ever Give Up

Look up, Get Up, Don’t Ever Give Up! That is the phrase that the great, Michael Irvin used during his introductory into the Pro Football League Hall of Fame speech several years ago. Irvin was one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. He had made it to the biggest stage of them all, in spite of all the adversity that could have, and perhaps should have ended his career long…

"Look Up, Get Up, Don’t Ever Give Up"