Play Your Own Game

Play Your Own Game (Video) There is a great deal of pressure for us to measure ourselves and our success by what others do.  To a certain extent, this can be good.  It can help us strive and achieve more of what we want. Sometimes, though, it can be detrimental.  We may not want what …

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Try!

Try! (Video) I am not an avid baseball fan, but I do know a little about the game.  Something that fascinates me is that if a player has a batting average of .300 it is considered good.  This means that the player gets a hit 30% of the time.  This also means that 70% of …

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Finish What You Start

Finish What You Start (Video) For me, starting projects is easy.  New projects are fun and exciting.  The difficulty is in finishing them.  Finishing is what matters, however.  It is in finishing the project that we get the results we want. There are many reasons we do not finish what we start.  We get busy, …

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Feelings, Rights, and Responsibilities

Feelings, Rights, and Responsibilities (Video) We have the right to feel everything that we do.  Along with that right is the responsibility to express those feelings appropriately. We have the right to feel all the positive emotions:  happiness, joy, excitement, accomplishment, and love, among others.  We also have the right to feel all the so-called …

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Do you Make Things Happen, or Do You Wait for Things to Happen?

Make Things Happen (Video) People that make things happen know what they want, they develop a plan to make it happen, they implement the plan, and they regularly evaluate their results.  If they are achieving the results they want, great.  If not, they reevaluate their plan, revise it as necessary, and implement the new plan.  …

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Write Your Epitaph

Write Your Epitaph (Video) An exercise to help in goal setting is to write your own obituary.  When you pass away at age 80, 90, 100, or whatever you desire, what do you want your obituary to say?  What accomplishments do you want to have recorded?  What do you want people to say about you? …

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Rights and Responsibilities

Rights and Responsibilities (Video) We all have rights.  With these rights, however, come responsibilities. For example, we have the right to our opinion.  We have the right to voice our opinion.  Remember the First Amendment?  Freedom of Speech?  We legally have this right.  We also have a responsibility to voice our opinion while respecting others.  …

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