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Personal Development Library

Personal Development is a widely used term by thousands of bloggers. Some are wide-ranging articles about the body, mind, spirit and soul. Others are focused on life coaching, personal success and lifestyle. It’s a bit of a potpourri here, too, but you will find practical strategies, tips and tools that can make a difference in your life.

Please check out the Featured Articles from our Personal Development Library to get you started.

What’s the Hallmark of Superior Performance? Focus?

By any other name, FOCUS is the one thing we all struggle with.

There is too much to do, too much coming at us and we want it all.

We want to work hard, perform well, love our families, dote on our children … and be great athletes, gifted musicians … did I leave out the Red Carpet encore?

This simple quote is another way to frame the issue.

The less we try to do, the more we can accomplish and this is one swing thought that might help.

Question:  What’s the one thing you can STOP DOING TODAY … so you can focus on what you really need to get done?

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Is What You Have Ever Enough?

As the Christmas holidays approach, it’s easy to get all wrapped up in shopping, Christmas gifts and increasing our bounty of material things.

While this year is a downer in so many ways … the pandemic, fires, smoke, protests, a divided political environment … maybe we can turn it to a positive.

Maybe it will force us to revisit our expectations to focus on what’s most important to a fulfilling life … the friends and family relationships that enrich our lives.

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Hmmm. Who Can I Blame for This?

If there was ever a time to be reminded of this, it’s now.

Let’s face it. The COVID-19 pandemic sucks!

It’s resulting in restrictions at all levels – for your family, your business, your community, your church … and the list goes on.

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BUT … you still need to act. You need to get things done.

You have to tackle this in your own way, but it’s not the circumstances you face.

It’s you. The decisions YOU make. 

Look in the mirror. That’s the person you need to manage …. and it’s the only person you can point to for what’s happening in your life.

Always – and in all ways – you have to deal head-on with the circumstances and live with the decisions YOU make in those circumstances.

There are no alternatives. You own it.

So, own it!


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Back to the future? Leave 2020 out.

When I mention “Back to the Future”, I’m pretty sure you’re thinking of the eponymous movie where Doc Brown sent Marty McFly back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile.

For my part, I’m thinking of the admonishment I recently saw in a caption underneath that same movie poster:

Whatever you do, don’t go back to 2020!

Damn good advice I’d say.

That notion also reminded me of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ sage advice that seems appropriate for this era.

As this relentless pandemic slowly finds its way into our rear view mirror – some day not soon enough – we won’t be able to return to the “old days” as much as may wish it were so.

BUT … we’ll be more vigilant, better prepared, more resilient … and ever more determined to confront the uncertainty that is the enemy of everyone except our enemies.

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