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Do. The. Work.

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success. – Eddie Cantor

People don’t realize that things take time.

Becoming takes work.

Do the work.

Become not just what you might be, become what you truly desire to be.

Do. The. Work.

Preservation (Over Recovery)

Character is much easier kept than recovered. – Thomas Paine

Just as it’s easier to keep an existing customer than to acquire a new one, character and trust is much, much, much harder to recover once it’s is lost than it is to maintain.

Therefore, resolve to live in such a way:

That you don’t deceive.

That you don’t take advantage.

That you don’t take the easy way out.

That you don’t shrink from opportunities to help or serve when the arise.

That you don’t expect something for nothing.

That you don’t forego chances to be kind.

That you don’t play one off the other

That you don’t . . . well, you get the idea by now I imagine.

At the very least, treat others the way you wish to be treated.*

Whenever possible, treat others the way they wish to be treated.**

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* The Golden Rule

** The Platinum Rule

How Can I Serve You Best?

I am considering changing the way I deliver “myself” to you.

Currently you receive an e-mail alerting you to each new blog post. I do my best to write a post every weekday. These posts are between 100 and 750 words (lately in the neighborhood of 300).

What would you think of one e-mail per week with: a feature article (between 500 and 750 words) and some useful/inspiration quotes?

The article would focus on an idea that would be useful for your personal and/or professional development and include a suggestion(s) for practice/implementation – it would be the same sort of stuff I share with my coaching clients.

The quotes, however, would be sans my commentary. My writing focus would shift to the feature article.

What do you think?

Would you welcome such a change?

Do you have other suggestions?

Please comment below or send me a message through the Contact tab on the left.

And, as always, thanks for reading.

Remember: You’re The Tree

We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree—deeply rooted to withstand all life’s upheavals. – Dodinsky

When the winds of change and challenge blow, remember you are the tree.

The strong, flexible tree, able to bend and not break, to both sway with the wind and stand tall in the calm.

Remember.

The Difference Between Quitting and Giving Up

When you “quit,” you decide something isn’t worth continuing.

Sometimes it makes sense to quit; to stop something that either wasn’t worth starting (but you only know that now) or isn’t worth continuing.

Even if you have invested time, energy and money in something, sometimes it’s better to cut your losses and stop.

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Giving up is something all together different.

Giving up is letting adversity, or difficulty, or even a little challenge discourage you (and stopping . . . ).

Giving up hurts (at least) twice: once when you do it and again when(ever) you think back and wish you had continued.

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How do you tell the difference between quitting and giving up?

Experience.

How do get that sort of experience?

By having quit some and given up some – and paying attention to how each feels.

I am sure you’ve done both.

Take the time to consider how different experiences from your past feel. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to tell the difference.

Understand the difference? Can you feel the difference? Remember the difference.

Now you have the awareness necessary to know when you’re quitting and when you’re giving up.

Do the former when necessary; avoid the latter at all times.