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Did you know that the West Coast Offense in American football began as a mistake? In his book, “The Score Takes Care of Itself,” late NFL Hall of Fame Coach Bill Walsh recalls how a botched play led to a major change in how football teams run their offense. It goes back to a time when he was an ... Views: 40
So many times, in so many ways, I’ve realized that … [this is SO simple] … I need to pick up the telephone, and start asking questions.
I’ve learned to avoid “spinning my wheels,” wondering what to do, searching for documents, trying to do it myself. For ... Views: 24
THE RACE 2 #seedtract
GET SET (the place of preparation.)
In a race when everyone is on the block, the next instruction is “GET SET”. To get set means to be ready, to prepare, to be vigilant because the race is about to start.
In life’s race, everyone needs to get set for the race. ... Views: 39
Are you lucky? Do good things just come your way? Do you always seem to be in the right place at the right time? Are you the person who gets the promotion, the great deal or the perfect mate? If not, you might want to consider making some changes in your habits.
Richard Wiseman, head of the ... Views: 42
Goal setting doesn't work. OK, so that’s a pretty bold statement. We’re taught to set goals. Goals arise from our desires and give us a direction and a destination.
The question is, why do so many people fail at achieving their goals? When I was in direct sales I was taught to aim high so ... Views: 65
(THE ORIGINAL SIN) part 1
......THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE .... ( genesis 3)
One of the greatest things to observe is the innocence of a child. Children are simply pure, having a rare form of peace and joy. However, as they grow, there comes dents, which start as little misgivings but grow ... Views: 57
Premature..... (genesis 3)
Life is ultimately in stages, men come in sizes. Every stage requires a certain size to operate on it. Before you could be qualified to perform at a certain stage of life, a level of growth must be attained.
That is why, you do not marry off your daughter as ... Views: 66
When you don’t like something, what do you do?
Most people complain about it. According to research, most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation.
Shocking, right? It was to me.
It’s so socially acceptable to complain that it may not even strike you as strange in ... Views: 71
"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year." ~ John Foster Dulles
We hope this doesn’t come as a shock to some of you, but there just isn’t any such thing as a pain-free, problem-free life. We hear about ... Views: 73
Have you ever driven past a bakery and smelled the wonderful smells of fresh bread baking? Did it bring back memories? If so, you’ll know what I mean when I tell you that when I get off the plane in Africa and smell the air, I feel like I’m home. It doesn’t smell like fresh bread, it’s sort ... Views: 58
“Everyone holds within them the magic to make their dreams come true, but sadly few realize this. When your energy, passion, vision and practical side come together with your inner beliefs, dreams can be created and achieved.” Lori Snyder, CPC
YOU can think, you can wish and you can create a ... Views: 141
Charisma is usually seen as something that's innate. After all, most people would think that you just can't fake charisma. In reality, there are some very real tips that can help you to fake it until you make it. Below are five hacks that will give you instant charisma in any situation. ... Views: 182
La nota de hoy es bastante corta, pues hoy hablamos de la libertad y el éxito que nos trae el ocuparnos de nuestro día y no de lo que ocupa a los demás.
Los empresarios de la ciudad de Nueva York hemos estado viviendo la preocupación estadounidense del cambio de gobierno, o de elecciones en ... Views: 134
“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain
We have always valued men and women of high principle – those for whom integrity is held aloft as a standard. But we have seen our so-called leaders caught in many lies publically in the news and this destroys our ... Views: 118
AN ATTITUDE FOR ALL SEASONS
“The amount of success you have or don’t have, is more related to how you define success, than all you talents, efforts, motivation, timing and luck combined together.”~ The Author.
I have been an avid student of human behavior and ... Views: 185
We control our mental attitude by positive attitude not by rules.
Change your mental attitude, and the world around you will change accordingly
It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole ... Views: 200
So much of our time is spent fixing problems: problems at work, issues with our loved ones, concerns with our health, our weight, our finances. You name it, 90% of our waking hours (and so many of our sleeping ones as well) are spent in having yet another problem brought to our attention, with ... Views: 156
“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.
A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Are you a kind person? Do you like to be treated with kindness? Why should you be kind?
What if I told you that ... Views: 192
What Employers Need
“The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” ~J. Paul Getty.
Knowing what employer’s need—not necessarily what they think they want (or what they deserve?)—can greatly improve job success in the organization for both employers and ... Views: 166
NOW THERE WAS AT JOPPA, A CERTAIN DISCIPLE NAMED TABITHA, WHICH BY INTERPRETATION IS CALLED DORCAS: THIS WOMAN WAS FULL OF GOOD WORKS AND ALMS-DEEDS WHICH SHE DID . AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THOSE DAYS; THAT SHE WAS SICK AND DIED. (ACTS 9;36-37)
I HOPE YOU REALIZE THAT MINISTRY IS NOT JUST ... Views: 178
It is the best role of Journalism to spread information about what happening in the world. Newspapers, television, radio and now time media – the internet is viral. Journalists have to play a very significant role in this practice life. Journalists play a key role in the growth of any ... Views: 128
When we’re young, we often try to be who we aren’t. Many of us, as adults, still wish that we had the life of another. We think that the lives of others have less stress, less anxiety or less heartache than our own – and we may be right!
Karmic lessons and family issues aside (because these ... Views: 157
I am usually a very forgiving person were I can forgive someone for being a disrespectful moron pretty easily. However, someone from another site decided to disrespect me by accusing me of plagiarism and copying someone else's work here on selfgrowth. This person failed to ask me about my work ... Views: 92
“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.“ ~Samuel Johnson
If you want to stay fresh, youthful, and alive in this world, forsake habits. Repetitive habits make us feel comfortable, and eventually lull us to sleep.
I’m not for removing ... Views: 121
How to Get a Job in Today’s Marketplace
“People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.” ~Ken Hakuta.
From all my ... Views: 141
Many people say with pride—“I’m a giver.” However, no one announces, “I'm a receiver”—albeit there are more receivers than givers.
The age old question— “Is It better to give than to receive,” is a miss nomer. The truth of the matter is, while you are giving you are receiving and while you ... Views: 213
Life is fun every day during our school and college days, enjoying with our friends in different ways possible. But one fine day things start changing – We get into a job for our living. We get married and have children. The challenges around handling the people in our life start popping ... Views: 132
I tend to find like marmite, garlic or someone packing your bags at the supermarket, people either love or hate the concept of making new year’s resolutions.
Working with hundreds of people through relationship issues, there is often one in a couple one who loves to plan, organise and ... Views: 131
I have two sons, and they are both great boys. They don’t get into trouble, are doing well in school, and have close ties to friends, family, and community. I am proud of them every day, and I have enjoyed watching them grow. Especially as they are both so very different from one another. ... Views: 166
Have you ever met someone that just blamed their lack of success on everyone or everything but themselves? Maybe you used to be that person. Perhaps, you still are that person. If you are, don't fret because there is definitely hope for you. I used to be the very thing I am writing to you about! ... Views: 154
While our businesses are still “young” we push our limits and work hard in order to make them grow. As soon as our business goes through the roof and becomes somewhat independent, we might become overwhelmed with joy. However, it is important to stay grounded at that moment in order ... Views: 159
Too Much Familiarity Can Breed Contempt
“Familiarity breeds contempt, for others at first, but then inwardly, contempt towards ourselves.”
~Oli Anderson, Synchronesia: A Depressing Existential Novel.
Most relationship experts agree that contempt can creep into a ... Views: 265
In the previous article (titled Worrying – The Truth About It), we discussed the negativity that we are exposed to on a daily basis.
To be precise, I suggested “Switch off from the media – the Black Eyed Peas said “Wrong information always shown by the media. Negative images is the main ... Views: 154
Recently, the Critics’ Choice Awards were televised and, the Golden Globe nominations were announced. I am fascinated because I LOVE movies. They have been a staple part of my life since my earliest childhood. Films have entertained, influenced, informed, educated and ignited my ... Views: 197
What To Focus On?
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” ~Alexander Graham Bell.
Regarding the title question, the answer in a word is—NOW. One very popular view of life is that we are all pawns ... Views: 163
Relationships between two people don't exist in isolation. Past experiences, personal history and expectations all influence a relationship, and often the way we communicate in our relationships is as a result of our past.
If you’re one of the many people who feel that you and your partner do ... Views: 233
Nowadays, it’s difficult to find a stable job that really pays well. In the past, people with college degrees were assured of getting hired for high-paying jobs. Today, even those with master’s degrees find it hard to land a job. Moreover, those who have already been working for so long are also ... Views: 153
No matter in which family you are born and what upbringing and education you get, nothing can help you in getting to the height you want to achieve in your career or profession better than realizing your own potential. This is perplexing for many as there is no dearth of men and women who ... Views: 273
For 21% of the homes in America, English isn't the first language spoken. This presents a wide variety of challenges in everyday life, from navigating the subtleties of spoken language to needing help with translating written material. Attending college when English isn't your first language can ... Views: 228
TWO KINDS OF BELIEFS
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ~Philip K. Dick.
Beliefs are what drive and explain human behavior. They reassure us the truth of something and justify our thinking, feeling and acting in our minds, ... Views: 201
HEALING THE DIVIDE
“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.” ~Max Born.
Last Month, I published an article in Security Management magazine, entitled “The Two-Way Manager.” This ... Views: 216
Who wouldn’t like to be more fulfilled? If you’re not feeling totally fulfilled, you’re not alone. In a recent research project I conducted on fulfillment, few Millennials and only some of Gen Xers described their lives as fulfilled.
I define life fulfillment as achieving one’s dreams and ... Views: 206
As you hold your glass of water in hand and peek inside it crystal clear water where dreams are held. Inside that cup of water is the one thing you want most in life.
Walk around with your glass of water hold it tightly in hand so you can test yourself, prove to yourself that nothing inside ... Views: 209
If something happens all the time, why is it still unexpected?
Many years ago, I worked with a wonderful client who owns an imprinting business. Let's call her Michelle (not her real name.) Michelle's primary focus is helping businesses with their marketing efforts by ... Views: 182
Managing Life’s Five Great Illusions for Better Sports and Law Enforcement Performance.
As I have already mentioned in a previous article, performance in sports and law enforcement have a lot in common. For one thing, both require a healthy mixture of individuality ... Views: 190
Just the other night, I was watching one of my favorite TV shows, “Hawaii 5-0,” where one of the main characters featured in that night’s episode was a young woman, a veteran, who’d served in Afghanistan, during which time she’d lost both legs. The show was forthright in its brief portrayal of ... Views: 216
One of the political slogans of 2016 is
“Make America Great”. But, how do you make a country great?
Who makes the country great? What makes a country great? When and Why? And HOW? These are the questions school teachers ask students all the time, and we adults have to do the same.
As ... Views: 212
If you are not feeling totally fulfilled, you are not alone. Nearly 80% of people interviewed for our long term study of fulfillment did not feel totally fulfilled, despite many being successful in their careers or private lives. Many of those who were fulfilled did not necessarily start that ... Views: 252
Are there real tricks to becoming fulfilled in life? You bet. My research and that of others suggests that there are key street-smart actions that those who are most fulfilled use every day in their professional and personal lives. I interviewed over 100 successful people---some who were ... Views: 221
Do you feel like you’re in rut? Are you bored with your life or don’t know what to do with it?
On paper someone could have an amazing life but still be bored: you could have a successful job and loving friends and family, however without the two elements that I’m about to talk about ... Views: 286