A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to witness a debate. I am unsure of how it began. But, there was talk about how a person’s identity was tied to their job title. The most common question in the world is “How are you?” The second most common question is “What do you do?” We often answer the second question with our job title. What happens if we lose
Every problem in the world has a solution. (At least, that’s what I’m teaching my kids.) And every solution comes with a condition – It requires us to change. When we resist change, we become the bottleneck or hindrance to that solution. That’s when problems escalate or keep repeating. Sometimes they tend to take a life of their own and spiral into other areas of our lives creating more problems.
I came across a statement today that forced me to stop and think. When a flower does not grow, you don’t blame the flower. There are external factors that come in play over which the flower has no control. But the gardener does. It’s his job that he does as my right things as he can to give that flower an opportunity to grow, maybe even an unfair advantage to
I want to state two simple observations about failure! Observation # 1 – The opposite of success is not failure. It is quitting. A boxer does not lose a fight because his opponent knocks him down. A boxer loses the fight because he does not get up anymore. Legend says, it took Einstein over a 1,000 attempts before he discovered electricity. Had he quit after 999 attempts, we might not
One of my heroes is legendary basketball coach John Wooden. Below, I’m sharing just four of countless lessons Coach Wooden has taught me through his books. Foundation of success lies in industriousness with enthusiasm coupled with skill. Never be afraid to make mistakes. If you are not making mistakes, you are not doing anything. Young people need models, not critics. The purpose of criticism should be to correct, improve or