When you must succeed

They can conquer who believe they can. Virgil It’s rather unfortunate, but as humans, we must be hardwired to seek the easy way out. We always seem to be looking for the path of least resistance. This behavior, while designed to conserve our resources, often keeps us from achieving our true potential. We have a bad habit of giving up on tasks when the going gets tough. But there are countless stories of humans who perform superhuman tasks when there’s no other choice. Our greatest achievements seem to come from situations where “failure is not an option” — an expression …
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What’s your worst mistake?

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Leo Buscaglia 1924 – 1998 If you reflect back on your life, what’s the worst mistake you ever made? Think about it a moment. If you’re anything like me, you’ve made quite a few mistakes in your lifetime. Most of us have trouble letting go of our missteps; we relive them in our minds and want to go back and correct them. But I would …
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Looking for solutions

Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got. Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009 Recently, I was working with a businessman who was concerned about the decline in his business. My first step was to get him to list all the reasons which, in his opinion, were responsible for the downturn. He mentioned the general economy and the local economy, a new competitor nearby, his “behind the times” supplier, and the list went on and on. When he’d finished noting all the reasons he could think of to account for the decline in business, I asked him …
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