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“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lau Tzu – Self-Discipline

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” Lau Tzu – Self-Discipline

01/30/2022

Should you always try to get what you want? Mind control is a form of self-discipline that is so difficult to master. In tense, stressful moments, our natural reaction is to use our mind actively to control the situation and many times that is exactly what we need. In other se ..
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“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Love

“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Love

01/23/2022

Is love more powerful than hate? Love is a powerful force in the universe. That much is true. What's unclear is just how powerful love is and whether it can and should be used as a tool to combat hate. Some say hate must be met with more of the same and that confrontation is t ..
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“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.” Helen Keller – Goal Setting

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.” Helen Keller – Goal Setting

01/16/2022

How do you know when to adapt your goals? Rarely to we achieve our goals by following the exact path we set at the beginning. Instead, we experience twists and turns that we must learn to adapt along the way. These unexpected events inspire us to refocus and change our goals. ..
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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Author Unknown – Determination

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Author Unknown – Determination

01/09/2022

What is the best way to respond to hard times? Tough times greet all of us in varying degrees. The challenge is how to figure out exactly how we should behave when those tough times arrive. One plan is to push through the difficulties and emerge stronger at the other end. That ..
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“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Shirley Chisholm – Acceptance

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Shirley Chisholm – Acceptance

12/19/2021

How hard should we try to be accepted by others? Being excluded for unpopular opinions hurts. Being excluded because of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation is devastating. Exclusion devalues our humanity, which can make us bitter, resentful and angry. At these unplea ..
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“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammed Ali – Success

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammed Ali – Success

12/12/2021

How do we know which risks are worth taking? Everybody wants success, however it is defined. That is clear. The confusion comes when we think about the best way to go about getting success. Some people carry the logic that success will only come from taking risks and that if w ..
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“Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey – Goal Setting

“Begin with the end in mind.” Stephen Covey – Goal Setting

12/05/2021

How do we know if we should change our goals? Setting goals forces us to picture success before it happens. If we are able to create a picture of what success looks like, then we are more likely to achieve it. Seeing the end motivates the beginning of the journey. But it is of ..
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“Curiosity is deviant” Ian Leslie – Education

“Curiosity is deviant” Ian Leslie – Education

11/14/2021

What's the best way to use questions? Not all questions are the same. Some challenge authority, break rules and send people down new pathways of thinking. Other questions take the safer road and are designed to gather new information. Regardless of how they are used, questions ..
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“Good leaders must first become good servants.” Robert Greenleaf – Leadership

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” Robert Greenleaf – Leadership

11/07/2021

What does it take to be a good leader? Sometimes leadership means control and enforcement of rules. The leader must demand compliance from followers. At other times leaders must empower their people to be the best at what they do. In this way, leaders become helpers who put th ..
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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle – Critical Thinking

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle – Critical Thinking

10/31/2021

What is the mark of an educated mind? When we hear a new idea, our first instinct is to accept the idea without question, either because we have intuition that it is true or we simply trust the messenger. Accepting truth in this way is comforting for it requires very little wo ..
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“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.” Plato – Honesty

“No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.” Plato – Honesty

10/24/2021

Should we tell the truth? Everybody hates to be lied to. When that happens, we feel anger and disappointment. There is betrayal and a loss of trust. Enemies are created. But there is another kind of hate we feel when somebody tells us the truth, especially if it is a truth tha ..
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“Reject the tyranny of being picked. Pick yourself.” Seth Godin – Self-Reliance

“Reject the tyranny of being picked. Pick yourself.” Seth Godin – Self-Reliance

10/17/2021

Do we have control over our own success? There are few things more frustrating than having to wait for other people to decide your future, whether it be waiting for college admission, that lead role in the play, or making the baseball team. In all of these cases, somebody else ..
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