Archive for May, 2009
A fact of life is that you can’t find out what you are good at until you have some idea what you are bad at.

Early in your career, failure will be an option you will be forced to take more often then you will like.

Do not think it is for a lack of ability. Ironically, it is in failure where you learn some of your more valuable lessons.

Testing yourself to your limits without the eventual mishap will never help you set boundaries. What can you not do? Find out and avoid it.

What can you do with some level of success? Is it worth putting the extra time and effort to pursue? Then take a chance and go for it!

What can you achieve with great success on a consistent basis? Is it something you feel passionate about doing? It’s a no brainer.

Oddly enough, you’ll find that the boundaries of relationships will also work in a similar way.


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Today’s Quote: “Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Today’s Question: What do you keep telling yourself that you know isn’t true?

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Today’s Quote: “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford

Today’s Question: What are you not doing for yourself that would benefit you to actually do it?

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Survive a computer disaster with Carbonite
Today’s Quote: “Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.” – Sydney Smith

Today’s Question: Is there a difference in the way you manage your own prejudice as opposed to how you deal with prejudice in others?

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Today’s Quote: “Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.” – William Shakespeare

Today’s Question: Are you as honest with others as you are with yourself?

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Today’s Quote: “The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin.” – Heinrich Heine

Today’s Question: When has not following conventional rules worked in your favor?
Today’s Quote: “It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.” – William G. McAdoo

Today’s Question: Do you let little things like facts or the truth keep you from living in a state of oblivion?

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Today’s Quote: “No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.” – Agnes de Mille

Today’s Question: Do you make better decisions in public or in private? - $11 Billion in Scholarships – $11 Billion in Scholarships
Let’s say you’re shipwrecked. Assuming you’re free from any immediate danger (you’ve got a life raft and some supplies, there are no sharks or pirates lurking, etc.) would right now be the best time to debate with yourself if your nephew would rather have the Wolverine action claws or the Batman cape and mask for his birthday present next week?

You might think there are better things to focus on in a time of crisis, mainly surviving to the next moment. But what good is surviving to the next moment and the next moment and the next moment if you lose the sense of why you should be surviving. Otherwise, the alternative will start to feel more appealing and a lot less of a hassle.

When I when through my 2 days of survival training in the Air Force, the instructors knew that 95% of the cadets that were standing in front of them in the woods were basically on a camping trip and would never need any real field survival tips, but they taught us some mental tricks that would actually roll over well as basic life skills. The most important is the faith that you will survive, and the ability to keep those around you convinced of the same, despite the conditions you are facing. The common scenario for doom would be a group of survivors marching toward what they hope would be safety, where eventually, someone will start muttering “We’re all going to die…” Those words will quickly become a chorus in perfect lock-step harmony if not addressed immediately.

Take a look at the various aspects of your life. Whether it is the fear of more cutbacks and layoffs at work, or the strain of a spousal or parental relationship at home, all the battle plans in the world you can devise to survive an onslaught will do you no good if you’ve got nothing to live for after the war has been won.

Assuming you are not currently in the act of dodging bullets or arrows, now is exactly the right time to be planning that moment you’ll be looking forward too once you step off the field of battle.

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Today’s Quote: “People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.” – Frederick Douglass

Today’s Question: If all your dreams could be fulfilled instantly with no work involved, would you accept them?