The Paradox of Winning and Success

A paradox: “Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next.” – George Steinbrenner, 7-Time World Champion Yankee Owner “Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” – Joe Torre, 4-Time World Champion

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What’s Your Personal Philosophy?

“Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.” – Jim Rohn I recently read this article by Dr. Michael Gervais called “Living in Alignment With Your Personal Philosophy.” The idea behind the article is that whether we’re able to articulate it or not, each of us has a personal

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Learning to Get Out of Bed

“To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself…that, my friend, is very difficult to do.” – Bruce Lee For the first 24 years of my life, my reason for getting out of bed each morning had always been centered around outside expectations. Growing up, there was the outside expectation of going to school every day.

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Moving From Imitation to Creativity

“After all, you can’t imitate something that’s never been done before.” In psychology, observational learning describes the process we use to learn from another person’s behavior. Dr. Albert Bandura’s social learning theory breaks this process down into four key steps: Attention – awareness of a behavior that can be imitated Retention – the remembering of

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My 3 Fundamentals of Success

And why titling this article “The 3 Fundamentals of Success” would violate these fundamentals. This week I spent a lot of time thinking about what it will take for me to be successful – in my work, in this blog, my life goals, my frisbee playing, everything. In contemplating this question, I thought back to

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