How to Improve Your Time Management Skill

When you learn a skill, at first, you’re not very good, but as you practice you become better and better. And if you practice long enough and intensely enough, you can even become a master at that skill. If you play a musical instrument, you know this to be true. At first, you couldn’t play…

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Why You Must Let Go of the Scarcity Mindset

The world is an abundant place. This means there’s enough for you and for me: there are enough resources; there are enough opportunities; there are enough connections; there’s enough space for you and for me. Both of us can succeed. Both our lights can shine and light up the world. When you see the world…

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Why You Must Let Go of the Individualistic Mindset

A few years ago, I listen to a music album from an artist who was apparently performing all the parts on the album: he played the piano, the drums, the bass, and all the other instruments; and he sang lead vocals and the harmonies. As if this wasn’t enough, he produced and recorded the album…

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How to Calibrate Your Goal

As you pursue a great goal, don’t be surprised when you hit bumps on the road. Bumps are part of the journey. When your goal isn’t going as anticipated, don’t panic or throw in the towel right away; you usually simply need to calibrate (i.e. make adjustments) to get back on track. As a general…

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3 External Factors That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 3

To achieve your great goals, you must prepare for the journey ahead. A good part of your success depends on your character traits. Can you stick to it when the going gets tough? Can you get yourself to take action, even when you don’t feel like it? etc. However, in addition to your character traits,…

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3 External Factors that Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a 3-part series on the external factors that can cost you your goal. External factors aren’t character traits that you may need to change—although your character traits may also cost you your goal. External factors are other elements that, if you’re not careful, can lead you to fail your goal. Thus, you…

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3 External Factors That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 1

Many factors come into play in the realization of your goal. The most important ones—which can significantly impede your progress—are usually personal attributes that you must overcome. For example, if you tend to procrastinate, your lack of action will cost you your goal. In fact, without taking action, your “goal” becomes a wish more than…

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Why You Must Maximize the Offseason

Last week, my son started his basketball season. Now that all the players are back on the court, we can see which ones have been practicing during the offseason and which ones have not. What players do during the offseason impacts what happens during the season. If they waste their time and fail to prepare…

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The One Rule to Achieving Any Great Goal

When you set a great goal for yourself, you intend to achieve it. No one starts pursuing a goal with the intention (and desire) to fail. People want to reach their goals. But what does it really take to reach a goal? I mean a great goal, a meaningful goal. As you can imagine, it…

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Positive Attitude – How to Manage Your Negative Thoughts

Managing your thoughts is vital to cultivating a positive attitude. As you can imagine, your thoughts affect your attitude. If negative thoughts pollute your mind, your attitude will stink. Like most aspects of your life, you must manage your thought life, and this includes your negative thoughts. You’re not a slave to your negative thoughts.…

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