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Missed Goal

Well…. I have a goal this week that I didn’t meet. So the question is what do I do now? Do I beat myself up for not accomplishing the goal? Do I call myself a failure? Do I give up on my plan? I say no to all three of those questions. When you don’t...

Be True to Yourself

The amazing basketball coach John Wooden was given a seven point creed by his father when he graduated from grade school. The first point was to be true to yourself.  Coach Wooden tried to abide by the creed for the rest of his life. So what does it mean to be true to...

Are you All-In?

Most choices come down to two questions. How bad do you want it and what price are you willing to pay to get it. The “it” could be anything from the perfect career, to finding the right spouse, to completing your bucket list, to getting an education. “It” can be...

Are you ready for change?

Staying in our current situations, no matter how bad, seems to be the norm for most people. Why? It is easier to stay in what we know than to take the risk of stepping out and doing something else. This line of thought fits into the old adage that it’s better to deal...

Do you fit in or stand out?

I heard the actor Jim Caviezel say “You weren’t born to fit in. You were born to standout.” His words struck a chord with me and made me stop and think. Why do we settle for fitting in and stifle our individuality and limit our impact. His words struck me because, to...

Overcoming Adversity

All of us have them…. Excuses that is. Not enough time, no energy, no money, or it’s too hard are common excuses we all use. Here are brief stories of three people who could have used excuses, but, instead, decided not to let challenges get in their way. First is a...