Thomas McGreevy

You Don’t Have Much Time

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“In every work of genius, we recognize our once rejected thoughts.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson   So maybe the only difference between a genius and the rest of us is the fact that the genius went and did the work to make something happen.  What thoughts do you have that you are tempted to reject?  Are you going to wait until someone else does the work?  Are you going to recognize your rejected thoughts in someone else’s courageous and brilliant work or are you going to be the one who…read more

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A Different Kind of Test

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I heard the person in the cubicle next to mine arguing with her teenage daughter about studying for an important test that was coming up.  It brought me right back to when I was in high school when I used to get the same lectures about taking responsibility for myself and disciplining myself so I could arrange for my future.  I realize that discipline is important and a necessary component of any successful person’s life.  However, none of my teachers ever told me that the real gold was inside me…read more

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Unbelievers

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As you endeavor to find your life’s work and give it to the world, you are going to encounter unbelievers.  These are people that don’t understand your work or do not have eyes to see the value that you deliver.  Unbelievers can make it very difficult to follow your calling.  They can take the power out of your gift.  Jesus Christ himself encountered these people.  There were certain areas where He was not able to do miracles because the people did not believe in Him.  His home town was one of…read more

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You Can Defy the Laws of Nature

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Since I am an engineer I often look at the world through a scientific lense.  Many people have been led to believe that such a perspective is the antithesis of faith, but actually the opposite is true if you’ve got the courage to accept it.  Anyway, allow me to rant with my engineering hat on.  The world is filled with inputs.  There is almost no limit to the number and variety of stimuli in this world.  The world is also filled with processes that are going on constantly.  Those processes take…read more

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You Are Probably an Acquired Taste

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All the flavors I enjoy the most these days are tastes that I had to acquire; red wine, black coffee, olives, hard cheeses, sushi, liquor.  My first experience tasting any of these flavors was an awful one.  If I were not confronted with countless opportunities to try these foods and was not encouraged to do so, I would never have learned to like them and my enjoyment of the world would be something much less than it is today.  Do you realize that your whole life is an act of…read more

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