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Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions.  Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure.  People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

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Always Learn From Your Failures

I see the finished product or result of a world class artist, musician, or athlete, and I try to understand how they became so talented.  We see the grace and beauty of the movements, combined with the power and strength.  We can see the vision of creation, moving pieces of art or music that soothe…… Continue reading Always Learn From Your Failures

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What Do You See in the Mirror?

One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection.  The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts.  Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?

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Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock

Reputations can be fickle.  Years of time and effort spent building one, can be easily undone through poor decisions and actions.  An outburst or negative emotions at the wrong time,  can undermine.  Do not sabotage yourself. Time spent cultivating relationships, building connections, or improving through education and skill-sets are worthwhile endeavors, critical even.  Investing in…… Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock

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Arnold Palmer: Professionalism and Class

A few years back, I was reading a golf magazine, and one of the articles stated how Arnold Palmer’s autograph is worthless.  The article stated that Arnold took great pride in this.  Over his life, he autographed so many things, free of charge, and essentially flooded the market.  The article contained an address to send…… Continue reading Arnold Palmer: Professionalism and Class

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Life and Times in an Angry World?

Do we live in such an angry world?  Are things spiraling downward into chaos, a world where people cannot discuss or tolerate anyone who is different?  Sometimes I think this is the case.  People are bickering at alarming levels at political rallies and debates.  Mobs of people are marching for various protests, and come into…… Continue reading Life and Times in an Angry World?