Monthly Archives: June 2020

The good news about the success of others…

Those who are the best of us make different choices. The best result is the outcome of the best choice. Sustained success is a pattern of the best choices. That is the real inconvenient truth. The fact that others can make better choices than I can and find a way to prevail is not as bad as

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Ironic Aspiration

Being the best or elite in something has its ironic costs. “Elite” has some interesting definitions. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the primary definition of elite is, “the choice part” and the secondary definition is “the best class.” The next two definitions represent the negative connotation we have with the word elite. The third definition is “the socially

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Is winning lucky?

I have a theory that most people like to celebrate those who succeed but not those who continue to succeed. Anyone who seems fortunate enough to win will get a lot of congratulations but anyone who wins over and over gets ridiculed or even hated eventually. I think this happens because people would rather believe that success

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Psuedo-satisfaction

Success has no true restful peak with a comfy cabin at the top. It takes work to maintain that height and many people deem that as out of reach or even undesirable. That’s ok…until the world is counting on you to get there and stay there. Sports teams can lose. Families can choose to live deep in

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Surfing Circumstances

Planning and preparing is the best way to make sure that every minute and dollar has a place. Too often, circumstances determine the spending of money and time but if we plan and prepare, we can determine what we are going to do in a specific way when specific circumstances arise. The more proactive we are, the

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Wasted

Wasted money can be earned back but wasted time is gone forever. Practically, it is as easy as striving to make the best decision in each moment that we are given. This does not mean that we should never plan to have fun or relax. There is a lot of time wasted under the pretense of hard

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Spend it well.

We must think of our time like we think of our money. It’s a limited resource and reveals what we truly care about. You can listen to someone go on and on about their “passions” and “causes” on social media but all you have to do to find someone’s heart is look at their transactions and calendar.

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Twas brillig, and the slithy toves…

Some people are at the best they can manage and should be accepted and, at times, carried. They may have some limitations that make getting through the day a victory and that victory should be celebrated even if it includes a negative impact on others because it’s the best they can do. But beware, there are those

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The Worst Kind of Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is found in understanding not only our own dysfunction, but also how to mitigate it. We all have flaws and liabilities. We all have varying levels of awareness about them. Those who walk around unaware of how they negatively impact the world need only a friend or teacher caring and courageous enough to help them see

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We are going to need a larger tool box.

When we take the risks to try new things, we end up not only expanding our experience but also our toolbox. There is the risk-averse part of everyone that wants to settle down and do what they know. That can come in handy when what we know applies to the situation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how talented

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