Successful business leader Peter A. Cohen said, “There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.”
Friday, October 3, 2014
If you're looking for the big payoff of success, or that sudden fall-into-a-pile-of-money success, you'll probably be sorely disappointed. Sure . . it could happen. But success is 1% about winning the Lottery, and 99% about becoming aware that the Lottery of Life is within you.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Tonight I had a chance to catch some of the Orioles' playoff game. I began watching late in the 7th Inning, which was ok, because the 8th Inning told the story of the entire game.
The score had been 4-3 over Detroit. And suddenly, the team rallied and left Detroit in the dust. At the end of the game it was 12-3, Orioles over Detroit. Did Detroit stop playing? Did they give up? They knew they were in dire straits. Yet the pressed on.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sometimes our path of success seems to take us miles away from the very thing that brings us our greatest success. We worry that if we trust our intuition and follow the new information, that we will severely limit our time along our proven path, and thus, limit our success. In essence, we will pursuing our success only part-time.
I want you to consider two things – adaptation, and enhancement.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Success means getting straight – with both yourself, and with your target. Show any variance in either one, and your success will go off course like a ship that has lost it's rudder.
And let's talk a little about that ship's rudder – what do you do when you are suddenly buffeted and blown around? Do you adjust your course to take on the new challenge? Or do you continue straight for your target, and success? There really is a big difference in the approach.
Monday, September 29, 2014
A week ago our new, beautiful little kitten decided it would surprise me as I worked on my laptop. It proved to move faster than I could react, and my laptop fried under the sudden and severe introduction of a cup of juice.
I had the where-for-all to kill the power immediately. And after a few days the dried out laptop showed a few signs of restarting. But alas, it was all short lived.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
As you have probably found out somewhere along your path, the answer to a situation or challenge may not always be so obvious. In fact, sometimes the more out of the ordinary, the better the approach! The same can be said in your pursuit of success.
I remember a few decades ago where an oil refinery in Ferndale, WA had a sludge pond that needed cleaned up. The waste from the refining method filled this pond with sludge, and not a chemical or method could be found to make the water, “somewhat” clean.
Monday, September 22, 2014
It is usually not a method we would consider in our pursuit of success. But therein lies the key – the “pursuit of success.” When we learn to allow success, and allow others to present us with our success, miracles can, and do, happen.
All too often when we think of achieving success we think of a solitary endeavor. Sure, others may play the parts necessary in it for us to achieve success. But largely, it is consider a solitary conquest.