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 the …
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The two minute warning

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus d. 278 B.C. American pro football is an exciting game to watch, as its many devoted fans can attest. The game is limited to sixty minutes, divided into two halves. As time starts winding down in each half, the game is stopped with two minutes to play and both teams are given the two minute warning. Now, these are professional teams who should be well aware of how much time is left. The two minute warning is as much about generating suspense for the fans as it is about …
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Tame your wandering mind

Wherever you are, be there. Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009 If you’re going to enjoy more happiness in your life, you need to eliminate things that create unhappiness in your life. One significant source of unhappiness is the inability to “be where we are”. It seems that humans have a tendency to be in one place physically, yet be mentally absent. Consider the occasions when you were present in body but missing in spirit. Have you been in conversation with a friend and caught yourself thinking about some problem at home? Or have you been home at the dinner table …
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