Going Beyond a First Try

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James Michener As hard as it is to try something new, it’s pretty darn hard to try it a third or fourth time. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to try, try again, and again, and again . . . . But sometimes …

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The Power of Inertia

Inertia is the reason I can say the following with absolute certainty about your immediate future: the most reliable predictor of what you will be doing five minutes from now is what you are doing now. – Marshall Goldsmith Inertia can either work for you, or against you. Because of this you must choose your actions, and …

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It’s Up To You

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. – Ancient Chinese Proverb As a coach this is something that I occasionally encounter: working with a client who says they want to change, but doesn’t take action (or takes incomplete action). It’s important to understand that change is hard. We are genetically programmed to avoid …

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Do. It. Now.

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. – Calvin Coolidge Don’t let the wish to do “everything” negate the necessity of doing something.

Where Do Great Things Come From?

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan What do you expect of yourself? Ask yourself that each morning, each week and every quarter – that’s where great things come from.

Is There Luck?

A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. – Howard Schultz People who really, truly, believe in luck think they don’t get any. People who are happy, productive and content know there’s no such thing as “luck.” Luck is preparedness …

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