“Most people don’t get to where they’re going, not from a lack of skills or talent. It’s a lack of kind of ability to keep going when it gets hard.” -Bear Grylls
Category Archives: Maxim #3
The Smallest deed is better than the great intention.” Imagine that, unbeknownst to you, something extraordinary happened during the night. A miracle. Overnight you inherited $10 million. What is the very first difference you would notice in your life? Ask yourself, with $10 million in your pocket, what do you really want? The question isContinue reading “Intentions.”
“Our happy endings come after stories filled with ups and downs.” In the bible’s Old Testament book of wisdom, Ecclesiastes, we are introduced to divine cycles. “There is an appointed time for everything and every affair under the heavens. A time to give birth and a time to die, a time to plant, and aContinue reading “Cycles.”
“We are all one decision away from changing the rest of our lives.” Years ago, I became close friends with a former Marine officer. As former military men often do, we swapped stories. Stories are the basic communication currency of life. My friend chose to fly in the Marine Corps. He excelled in his trainingContinue reading “Decision.”
New World Order?
“A strategic inflection point is a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change. that change can mean an opportunity to rise to new heights. But it may just as likely signal the beginning of the end.” Andrew Grove The global order has been shifting for years. An inflectionContinue reading “New World Order?”
Success consists of going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill.
“Success in any facet of life is only achieved by total commitment. We are either in or we are out. No half-measures.” I stood back and stared at the bench press. My bar was loaded with 505 lbs of iron. As I recall, it was 5 large plates on each side of my bar plusContinue reading “All in.”
Tell us the facts, and we’ll learn. Tell us the truth, and we’ll believe. But tell us a story, and it will live in our hearts forever. What is your story? Did you write it? Or did life run you over, leaving tire tracks on your back? After my freshman year at Texas A&M University,Continue reading “Stories.”
“Planning is not about future choices. It is about the future of today’s choices. To create a compelling future, we can never settle for good enough.” What does it mean to create a compelling future? The kind of future that pulls us forward into brand-new vistas and life experiences. What does compelling mean? compelling meansContinue reading “Compelling.”
If our feelings are mutual, the effort should be equal. There is no duty more indispensable than that of returning a kindness…everyone distrusts one forgetful of a benefit. –Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Philosopher Everyone has known a friend who doesContinue reading “Reciprocity.”