Category Archives: excellence

A Sense of Mission

When preparing for his wartime mission a fighter pilot does not focus on quitting time. He concentrates on accomplishing the important mission his superiors have entrusted to him. The entrepreneur does not approach her new enterprise thinking, “I’ll sink my … Continue reading

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I Wish to Be Useful

American Revolutionary patriot, Nathan Hale, stands tall in the annals of history and in the hearts of his countrymen. Nearly every American knows of his martyrdom to the cause of freedom. After British General Howe captured Hale, the general sentenced … Continue reading

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The Ain’t It Awful Club

In his excellent book, The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Jack Canfield describes discovering what he calls the “Ain’t It Awful Club.” In his first week as a high school … Continue reading

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Put Yourself Out There

At the time of choice between acting in harmony with your goal or acting in a way counter to it, how do you improve your performance? I suggest you consider putting yourself out there. Apply the influence of your friendships, … Continue reading

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Hotel Showers and Life

Goal achievement, by its very nature, takes you out of your routine. To achieve the higher results you desire you must change your ways and move into unfamiliar territory. You try new approaches and when you don’t get the desired … Continue reading

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Own the Morning

“The first hour is the rudder of the day.” Henry Ward Beecher Most sustained achievement involves the development of new and better habits. Success remains temporary as long as we depend on willpower. Once our new actions become habits, we … Continue reading

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Visualize Your Success

Visualization can be a powerful tool for you to keep your motivation high enough to achieve your goals. By seeing or feeling your ultimate success, you can build your enthusiasm and strengthen your resolve. Affirmations A powerful tool in achieving … Continue reading

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Why Do You Want It?

One of the most important steps of goal achievement is to determine “WHY” you want to achieve your goals, and “WHO” is counting on you. We all have our reasons for desiring achievement. I need to reach my ideal weight … Continue reading

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Selecting Great Goals

Selecting your goals, of course, is a very important step. You must choose wisely. Most of us short change ourselves in selecting goals. We often choose well below our dreams and our abilities. Zig Ziglar says that if you don’t … Continue reading

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Settling for Less than We Want

The Grocery Bag Analogy Have you noticed how a plastic grocery bag flies by the side of the road? The wind from passing cars tosses it into the air according to the direction the car is traveling. The bag has … Continue reading

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