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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What’s blocking your success?

Don’t let yourself make excuses for not doing the things you want to do. Sam Altman 1985 – Could something small and simple be blocking your success? Most people believe there are major roadblocks standing between them and their ideal life. I don’t agree. In fact, I think that, more often than not, it’s something small and simple standing between you and your dreams. To illustrate, I want to tell you about an experiment conducted in the UK by Derren Brown. Derren Brown combines magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship to entertain and stun audiences. In 2003, he conducted an …
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Dropping the baton

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. Aesop C 550 B.C. I’m not sure if you remember the 2008 summer Olympic Games, but in the track and field category, there was one event that was particularly disappointing: the 4 by 100 meter relay race. For those not familiar with a relay race, each team has four runners. One runner starts the race and carries a baton. At the end of 100 meters, there’s a transfer zone where the runner hands the baton to the next runner. If the hand off isn’t completed in the designated zone — or …
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