Category Archives: Compromise

Uncommon Focus

Focus is an attribute of a great team because there is no larger impact over time than the consistent effort of a daily grind. This is rare because it’s quiet and difficult. It requires more discipline than the average person is conditioned to give in our culture. Doing something daily can get boring. That’s the trick though.

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False Change

The world is not changed much by social media movements. Those are good for increasing awareness but too often they are mistaken for actual change. This is true when posting about the start of a new diet or workout routine. This is unfortunately true about social causes. Real change takes more work than a post, repost, like

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Same question, different purpose.

Those who achieve ask the same question as those who always seem to settle for less. Both ask, “What needs to change?” Achievers ask this about themselves as they look for ways to remove any obstacle standing in the way of achievement. Settlers ask the same question hoping their favorite things about both themselves and circumstances do

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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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Getting Out of Our Own Way

There are things we want that always seem out of reach. For example, I wanted to lose forty pounds. I tried everything and I struggled. I eventually did it and my success was based on really one thing. I had to stop sabotaging myself. I am not talking about overeating. I am not talking about eating dessert

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Be Prepared

There has been a lot of debate about how soon we can all return to normal. By now, people have begun to emerge from their living rooms and have began to relax social distancing somewhat. What have we learned about the time we live in? I think I have realized how true it is that luck favors

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