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Honor Your Potential and Effort

“In preparing for battle, I have found that planning is essential, but plans are useless.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower The true magic of Ike’s words are that they describe who we become by planning. I consider planning a way of honoring our potential and effort. Sometimes, it is best to be spontaneous, to let things go …

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Be A Creator

It’s 8:45 PM and I need a blog post for tomorrow. I could just blow it off, but I made a commitment to post every weekday. Sometimes I don’t have the motivation/inspiration/will-power to write a substantial, original, blog post (most times, really). Tonight is not only one of those times, but I don’t even have the wherewithal …

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How To Translate Vision Into Reality

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis I love this quote because it doesn’t make leadership something only CEOs or Presidents do. It democratizes leadership. Leadership is in many ways (merely) a lofty term for goal-setting and goal-achievement. Most people understand leadership as being able to persuade and rally others …

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Why Not Just Be Good?

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” – Socrates What if instead of trying to convince people that you’re trust-worthy, or a good person to do business with, or a good romantic partner, you just were that person? My guess is that it would less …

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Begin Now, It’s A Long Road

“Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.” – William James Achieving a goal, making a change or completing a transition is gradual. It’s not (anything) like flipping a light switch. Sometimes it may seem like all of a sudden things are different, but such is an illusion. There may be a decisive event …

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The Difference

“If anything terrifies me, I must try to conquer it.” – Francis Chichester Sometimes what scares us is what we must do. Sometimes it’s the last thing we should do. Knowing the difference is one the key skills of a great life.

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