You’re in Trouble If Your Vision Doesn’t Drive These 4 Areas of Your Life

What do you see? I mean: what do you see for your life? For you career? For your marriage? For your family? For your business? Etc. Having a vision is important.  Proverbs 29:18 says, “Without vision, the people cast off restraint.” Without vision, people are all over the place; they lack focus. Vision gives focus…

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If You Lack Discipline in These 3 Areas, Forget About Achieving Your Great Goals

If you’re going to achieve great goals, you’ll need to be disciplined. Nothing significant is achieved without discipline. When you examine the lives of people who have achieved great goals, you notice this common thread: they exerted a great amount of discipline in their chosen field—be it sports, business, entertainment, academic, etc. Many people have…

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The Light Bulb Principle

The purpose of a light bulb is to produce light. But in order to fulfill its purpose, the light bulb needs to receive enough energy. Until you give it that energy, you won’t benefit from the light bulb’s light (and you won’t know if it works). Keeping it in your hands or putting it on the…

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Be Flexible With Your Plans

Developing a plan helps you work efficiently; it tells you where your time and energy should be allocated at any given moment so that you avoid waste. Setting out on your journey without a plan is an imprudent gamble. Like a reckless teenager entering the woods without a map and a compass, you risk getting lost…

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Don’t Let “The Wall” Take You Out of the Race

Boom! You hit the wall. Like a trained marathon runner, after breaking inertia and struggling through the first few miles of your “race”, you had reached your cruising speed and were leaping forward at a steady pace. All you needed to do is maintain your momentum and you would achieve your goal. But out of…

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Your time is limited. Your money is limited. Your daily reservoir of energy is limited. Your talents are limited. In short, your resources are limited. Because your resources are limited, saying “Yes” to one thing means saying “No” to a million others. When you use your money to buy, say, a new computer, you no…

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Looking for the Easy Way?

Looking for the easy way? When I was in college, a few of my friends were looking for the easy way. They registered for college programs with great optimism, convinced that they found their “way” and what they wanted to do with the rest of their lives. But after one or two semesters, when they hit…

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Preparation or Execution, Which One Should You Choose?

To prepare, or to execute, that is the question. Ideally, you want both of course: preparation AND execution. You “plan your work and work your plan”. You prepare what you need to execute and you execute on what you’ve prepared. However, keeping the right balance between preparation and execution can be challenging. At one extreme,…

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4 Steps to Drive Your Projects Home Efficiently

Both professionally and personally, I have managed quite a few projects of various sizes and levels of complexity. Out of necessity (and interest), I invested many hours investigating the essentials on pushing projects forward—as efficiently as possible. I don’t want to pretend I’ve figured everything out, but one thing that stands out to me is:…

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3 Things You Must Know About Growth

Life is a journey of growth, and this journey is meant to last a lifetime. Growth is more “journey” than “destination”. In fact, you never really “arrive”. Growth is one of my core values. I have invested countless hours and “mucho dinero” in my growth. And as I journeyed, I have discovered many important lessons…

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