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Look Back, or Forward?

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw The only thing you’ll “find” when you look for yourself is who you were. That kind of thinking puts you, and points towards, the past. Nothing can be done, or made, or created, in the past.* Look to create yourself. That happens in …

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Do Beliefs Matter?

Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. – Oprah Winfrey Let’s imagine that the “truth” of life is that you’ll fall somewhat short of what you aim for? I don’t necessarily believe that, but just for sugar and giggles, let’s pretend . . . . What should …

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The Opposite of Complacency

Complacency is the last hurdle standing between any team and its potential greatness. – Pat Riley If I can, allow me to add a twist to the above thought. What if the opposite of complacency was engagement, not hard work, or super-focus? Those things are important, to be sure, but what’s more important is to …

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Start With The Result

Focus your messages on the results you expect, not on the methods for doing the job. – Marty Brounstein Whether it’s a goal you have, or something you want from others, it’s always better to focus on being clear about what the outcome looks like (than try to prescribe the methods). This way methods can be …

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It’s Up To You

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav’n of hell and a hell of a heav’n. – John Milton Are you making a “hell” of your “heaven?” What about making a “heaven” of your “hell?” Because both are based in thought, they are equally possible. Our lives, or at least …

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Power and Belief

Power is not having to make sense to be believed. Powerlessness is not being believed no matter how much sense you make. – Anonymous Something to think about . . . .

Commitment vs. Mood

Which one is stronger? Either can overpower the other. This afternoon I didn’t feel like going to the gym. But I hadn’t been since Saturday and my commitment to going three-to-four days per week was in serious jeopardy of being violated. So I went to the gym and worked out. Commitment > Mood.

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