Optimism is Dead, Long Live Optimism!

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“Positive thinking,” “affirmations,” and “optimism” have developed bad names for themselves. As we commonly understand them, these approaches aren’t very useful and can be downright dangerous. I suggest a change that will let us get more of what we want in life and business. Before you get too alarmed, I am not, of course, crossing […]

How are you feeling?

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“How are you doing?” “How are you feeling?”  “How’s it going?” Though these questions are part of our common greetings to each other, they are also an unusually important questions to consider more deeply. That’s because how you feel, how you’re doing, how it’s going–in short, your mood–dramatically affects your success. Your mood is the sum of […]

Reality, in three acts

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Grasp Want to become really, really effective and satisfied?  Good. Then you really, really need to get a grasp on reality. Reality…as in “the universe we live in,” “everything,” “the whole enchilada.” A British scientist says that we as people are not smart enough to understand the universe. He may be right.  Every attempt to […]

Two Simple Habits for the Ultra-Busy

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How is your week going? No, really. How is it going? On a scale from “Calm waters, smooth sailing” to “Rough Chop” to “Gale” to “Tempest”, how effectively are you sailing through your week? Chances are that most of you—most of the time—will say, “Gale,” “Tempest,” or “What word do you have for something worse […]

Real change is fast, not slow.

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How Long Does it Take? How long does it take… …to turn around the culture of an organization? …to find your ideal career? …to reform a criminal, change the dynamics in your family, turnaround a business, change a habit? achieve peace in the land,or have balance and satisfaction in your life? Months? Years? Lifetimes? Strings […]

How to Build a New Habit

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“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character…” –Stephen R. Covey We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle You’ve been there before, I’m sure; we all have.   You want to […]