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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.

Who are you going to be today?

You’ve seen quotes in the past, several from me, that emphasize being yourself. I’m reminded of it often and appreciate how others have expressed this notion.

Recently, I’ve been reading the Spenser novels from Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) who has long been acknowledged as the Dean of American Crime Fiction. As a lifelong aficionado of the Mystery-Thriller-Suspense genre, I’m finally digging into his Spenser series which started in the early 1980s. I have to say I love the Spenser character … witty, charming, tough, wise-cracking PI that he is. I’m long overdue to recognize Parker’s wizardry.

This sage wisdom appeared in Parker’s novel, Looking for Rachel Wallace.

You can also see the 6-word Commencement Speech I would deliver on this subject. Feel free to stick either of these images on your monitor, paste one into your journal or hang one on the wall.

BTW … if you’ve ever jotted down something on a napkin or a used envelope … something you were afraid you might forget … you’ll want to see the life lessons on the crumpled notes found in the wallets of these two people.


Perseverance by any other name … Tenacity perhaps?

If you’re getting bored with the same ol’ thing, you can head to Google to see how many folks have tried to discern the difference between perseverance and tenacity.

Some say that perseverance is the combination of persistence and tenacity. Others claim that perseverance is continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or failure … while tenacity is more like persistence. Go figure!

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Nonetheless … if you’re like me, you’re getting pretty tired of being reminded about how the devastation brought about by the coronavirus has decimated what we thought was our normal life. Yeah, I think we get that.

BUT … one thing I don’t mind being reminded about is that no matter how much I lament and resent these unprecedented challenges … it’s up to me to overcome them.

Like me, I’m sure you appreciate any help you can get … but fundamentally, it’s on YOU to make sure YOU access the help, stay strong and resolve to focus solely on what YOU can control.

The only way you or I can do that is to be tenacious in our pursuit of the solutions.

Dig deep. Find that TENACITY!

Carry on!


The 6 Greatest Doctors in the World

It’s hard to believe that Steve Jobs died more than 8 years ago.

Although he died a multi-billionaire at age 56, I was recently reminded that his final essay, which found little value in his wealth, uncovered a deep understanding of life’s most important lessons.

Today, as we wrangle with the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, his final essay provides a valuable perspective.

Make sure you read to the end to learn what he identified as the six best doctors in the world.