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‘Success’ Archive

Be Strong

Yesterday, on Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon turned to tragedy.  An event that brings people from all over the world together, turned into a catastrophe.   At the time I’m writing this, we don’t know exactly what happened and who was responsible.  But it serves to underscore an important truth…

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Finding Opportunity

Many people are looking for a great opportunity.   The reason many don’t find it, is because they don’t recognize it – because so many opportunities are disguised as a problem or challenge. 

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Being Great

You can get the job done.  You can meet the criteria.  You can honor the commitment.  Or you can be great.

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Opportunity Knocking…

Everywhere people are waiting for opportunity to knock.  And it seems like a lot of them are expecting opportunity to actually kick their door in. 

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Invest Rationally

A friend emailed to ask my opinion of an investment he’s considering.   Right away I knew he was in trouble, because he was talking about how the technology could make the world a better place, how it could undermine the evil oil companies, it was a good cause, etc.  Nothing about fiscal criteria. 

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Unlearning to Learn

Most people think of me as a teacher.  But while my work appears to be teaching, the truth is, it’s mostly not about learning new things – as it is about unlearning old things.

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Seeking the Sacred

The columns on organized religion and faith started a profound and fascinating discussion.   And raise the interesting question – what is the role of faith in a rational, healthy society?

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Your Own Lane

Biggest mistake I see people make toward success is worrying what others are doing.   It’s not about comparing yourself to competitors.  It’s about being the very best you can be yourself.

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Forget the Tombstone

As you get older, you begin to care more about your legacy.  If you’re on the path to enlightenment, your focus probably evolves from pursuing success to significance. 

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Respecting Beliefs

There’s a lot of talk these days about respecting beliefs.  Particularly in the posts I wrote about organized religion, many chastised me, suggesting it was disrespectful of me, because I was not respecting people’s beliefs.  They suggest that since beliefs are so personal and important to people, they should be off limits from discussion. 

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