What You Overlook about Your Personal Strength

We were asked to get in a single file line. My friends and I were always pushing and shoving one another. That’s how boys played in first grade.

A friend of mine cut in front of me in line. I couldn’t allow that to happen so I pushed him. At that same point in time, a kid was turned around facing this friend who cut in line. I had pushed him so hard that his head snapped back and his mouth opened. Crunch. His two front teeth slammed into the forehead of the boy facing him.

One push led to 14 stitches, 2 weeks detention, and a story I would never forget.

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Our Perception of Our World is Small

Often times what appears to be one small step to you is actually a giant leap for others looking up to you. Our perception of our world is small. We think that we have this small individual goal that we are pursuing. We perceive it as important to only us; insignificant to others.

You’re achievements are critical for you but even more impactful for others like you. Dreamers are sitting idle waiting for hope. It’s not that they don’t possess the power to achieve but the fact that they have no example of achievers in their lives.

You are the example.

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TOO MUCH WILL HOLD YOU BACK

10 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

Reflection is good. Except when it isn’t. A moment of reflection can help you avoid a lifetime of pain and suffering. Too much of it can hold you in a state of drift. A small dose supported with intentional adjustments can make reflection a pivotal tool in our lives.

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I’ve learned a great deal of things during the course of a decade. From reading, asking people, formal training, and the school of hard knocks (also known as experiential learning – or the hard way). Even during the course of those experiences and avenues there is only one thing I could attribute my successes to: reflection. Spending my time looking at those experiences – analyzing what I liked and what I didn’t as well as thinking through what I would have done differently – have dramatically impacted the outcome of my life. Reflection is essential.

Spending my time looking at those experiences – analyzing what I liked and what I didn’t as well as thinking through what I would have done differently – have dramatically impacted the outcome of my life. Reflection is essential.

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ONE TRAP HIGH ACHIEVERS MUST AVOID

5 Lies Holding You Back from Reaching Your Goals

Research shows that over 50% of the population considers themselves affected by this. Most of us struggle with not being able to think and act beyond them. They cause high performers to crumble. They hold dreamers in a state of drift.

There’s a lot on your plate and you don’t know where to start. You have a deadline at work to meet and several projects needing your attention at home. You feel overwhelmed and nothing is going your way. Scared you may not move the needle in any direction and suddenly you think to yourself, “I’m going to fail”. And that’s where it enters: limiting beliefs.

If you’re not careful this initial thought will quickly gain traction and become a reality. I know because I’ve been there. I’m describing myself.

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CLARITY IS MURKY, AMBIGUITY IS CLEAR

6 Constructive Ways to Create Clarity

Foolish people waste their time waiting for clarity to make an appearance in their lives. The problem with waiting for a clarity is that it doesn’t always arrive when you need it, if it arrives at all. We need to take action in order to inspire clarity. It will be scary, but the most effective thing we can do is jump right in.

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Four long years developing a professional skill only to conclude that I don’t use and will likely never put it to practice.

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