Knowing vs. Learning

When you know something you (merely) have recall of some information; when you’ve learned something you’re able to take positive and/or constructive action based on information.

Sometimes, Walk Alone

If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone. There is no companionship with the immature. – Buddha Couple things come to mind when I read that quote: 1) You’re more than you think. It’s okay to “walk alone” if that is what’s needed. 2) You’re the average of the …

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Inspiration = Energy

Why do you work? I mean really, beyond a paycheck and not being homeless and hungry, why do you do what you do? You knew this, once. On your first day of work you knew how you wanted to contribute and make things better. You were excited and saw everyone as a potential ally. What …

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Obstacle or Opportunity?

What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity?  Our attitude toward it.  Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity. – J. Sidlow Baxter This week has been a bit about language and meaning so I had* to share this quote. A key question is: what is our attitude towards …

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Why Go For Mastery?

I recently read a great article from Robert Hargrove (a world-class executive coach) on why corporate professionals should go for “mastery” over “competence.” It’s such a great article I wanted to share the link with you; for your development (and path to mastery)!

I Don’t Know

To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge. – Benjamin Disraeli Those three words can be some of the most powerful. As important is what we follow those words with. “I don’t know, and I’m going to learn.” “I don’t know, and that’s okay.” “I don’t know, …

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What Is Defeat?

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. – Wendell Phillips “Boy, after that banana, you’re really screwed.” “How are you ever going to come back from that banana?” Defeat is just a word, like banana is just a word. I hope my silly example showed you that words …

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