Dave Yarnes makes his second appearance on the podcast to explain the principles behind his book Ignite Your Passion, Chart Your Course, Own Your Life: The Three Circle Strategy for a Fulfilling Life. Dave defines emotional alignment, the difference between give-up goals and go-up goals, and the keys to obtaining a meaningful and prosperous future.

The Three Circle Strategy:

  1. Spirit
  2. Skill
  3. Self-mastery

Quotable Quotes:

  • “If you can’t lead yourself, you can’t lead others.”
  • “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
  • “The greatest act of spiritual warfare is to not quit.”
  • “Give up your entitlement to understand.”
  • “God loves us, and He’s going to bring us through.”
  • “Your mind is a tool. Take every thought captive.”


  • We need balance in all three areas (spirit, skill, and self-mastery). Be great in all three rather than in either.
  • Hebrews 5:7
  • Jeremiah 17:5
  • You can achieve excellence by devoting 10,000 hours to developing a skill.
  • Growth can be painful but do not get discouraged and give up.
  • You are not alone in your setbacks. Master how to deal with and learn from them.

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