Planning ahead

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. Tom Landry Legendary coach of the Dallas Cowboys 1924 – 2000 Each morning, I read certain comic strips in the newspaper. I read the comics for two reasons: they provide a bit of humor in an otherwise stressful world, and they often contain a kernel of truth. I don’t normally read the Garfield strip, but my daughter pointed out an installment that contained a valuable lesson. If you aren’t familiar with the comic, its main character is …
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What’s holding you back?

Men willingly believe what they wish. Julius Caesar 100 – 44 B.C. I work with a number of people to help them achieve their goals. But before I can help them, I need to understand what’s holding them back. Most of the people I work with think that their problem is lack of specific knowledge, lack of resources (usually money), or lack of connections. My biggest task is to get them to realize that the issue isn’t any of those things; what holds them back is their beliefs. Simply telling them the true problem doesn’t solve anything. Typically, it sparks …
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Smart bombs

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. Seneca 4 B.C. – 65 A.D. Smart bombs, as the military calls them, are bombs that can self-correct in the middle of a mission. If the target moves, the smart bomb adjusts its path. Each time the target changes position, the smart bomb makes a course correction. It’s truly amazing technology. And if we stop for a minute and consider how the smart bomb actually works, we can learn a lot from it. At …
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