How do you define a win?

For me, being memorable is more important than winning. Ricki Lake 1968 – Recently, writer Minerva Zimmerman shared a great story on Twitter about a chess game she’d agreed to play. Her opponent was a nationally ranked player; most would consider him an expert on the game. So she knew her odds of winning were slim to none. But she chose to take a different approach: rather than defining a win as beating her opponent, she decided that simply having fun with the game would be a win for her. To that end, Zimmerman adopted an unconventional strategy: to protect her pawns. …
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Are you fooling yourself?

It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790 Most people profess to want to learn more, do more and achieve more. Some even have plans and goals for what they’ll do and achieve. Yet often, we do more in our minds than we do in reality: we believe we do more than we’re actually doing. If I asked you how much time you devoted to self-improvement or self-development, would you know? If I asked how much time you spent working on the most difficult challenges to your success, would you …
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Watch your language

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or evil. Buddha 563-483 B.C. When you were growing up, how many times did your mother tell you to watch your language? (If your childhood was anything like mine, you heard it plenty of times.) Our parents were trying to keep us from swearing, or possibly scolding us for calling other children unflattering names. But you might be surprised to learn that there are very sound reasons to watch our language, even as adults. Let me share the results of an …
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