Is your progress towards your goals too slow?

Do not fear going slowly; only fear standing still. Chinese Proverb Do you ever get frustrated because you’re doing all the right things to reach your goals, but your progress seems stuck at a snail’s pace? Around 550 B.C., Aesop offered some relevant advice in the fable about the Tortoise and the Hare. We’ve all heard the story, but we seem to have forgotten the lesson: slow and steady wins the race. To give you a modern example, I’d like to pose a question. Suppose someone offered you this deal: you could receive three million dollars today, or you could …
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Are you too busy to enjoy life?

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862 We all have plans and dreams for a better, more fulfilling life. Yet study after study shows that only a small percent of people actually achieve their dreams. A good question is: why? Recently, I was working with a young man who was struggling to get on his feet. He had written out his goals, had powerful reasons why he wanted to achieve these goals and knew the actions he needed to take to get …
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Choose the short pain

Well done is quickly done. Augustus Caesar 63 B.C. – A.D. 14 Some time ago, I was at a business conference where the chairman of a hundred million dollar company was explaining a business principle. It’s a very valid concept and applies not only to business but to our everyday lives. To illustrate the point, he told a story about himself. One of his top executives had been groomed to be the next CEO of the company. The chairman had agonized over the decision and had finally come to the conclusion that this particular man was not the best person …
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