This week from My Life Sherpa : The Heart

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

Knowledge is important, but being able to use it is what matters.  We can have the roadmap to life, but if we can’t follow it, what good is it? (thats torment). Knowledge becomes useful when it makes its way into our subconscious. Into our hearts.

There’s the personal trainer who is 300 pounds overweight. Or, there is the financial advisor who can’t manage his own money.  Many of the worlds best philosophers were notorious sinners.  Knowledge without action is just Jeopardy.

The subconscious is what drives our behavior, it’s the hardware that’s operating within us.  Changing our beliefs, and our behaviors within the operating system is not easy. Our first thought is to look for worldly ways to help us, rather than godly/internal ones.  We look for software to put over the top of the hardware.

The mind gives us the roadmap, but the heart gives us the fuel and initiative to follow it.  What’s in your heart?

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Matt Miller
Author: Matt Miller

Matt Miller has done many things in his young addition to just surviving. In 2002, Matt left behind person he once was as his life was suddenly changed forever by a horrendous mountain climbing accident. Diving for his falling father, Matt fell over 4,000 feet before miraculously stopping just short of the ragid cliffs. Through a night of survival and pain, Matt persevered but lost most of his fingers and toes as a result from frostbite. Matt does everything from public speaking, one-on-one consulting, firm strategy, as well as company retreat facilitation. With a seasoned investment background and passion for educating the investment world, Matt also can't resist sharing his comments from time to time on markets. Matt is also an avid runner, successfully completing over 10 marathons without his toes! He is 38 and resides in Phoenix, Arizona.


  1. Ken Krueger on October 21, 2023 at 3:02 am

    Excellent post!

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