Posts Tagged "achievement"

Your Vision Is Vital

»Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Achievement, Business Growth, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Inspiration, Leadership, Personal Development, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Michael Vance, creative director of Disney World in Orlando was asked: “Isn’t it a shame that Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?” “He did see it,” Vance said, “and that is precisely why we are here today!” Before every great undertaking, someone has a vision.  The army commander, a strategy.  The football coach, a game plan.  The artist, a picture in the  mind’s eye. In business, too many are following schedules, attending meetings, anxiously responding to cell phones, and other urgencies.  They are dominated by routine, often trivial activities.  Something’s missing. A clear...

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It’s All About Priorities

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Genius, Inspiration, Management, Motivation, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

Sometimes I think if I hear one more person say, “I haven’t had time to . . . ,” I’ll just scream. That’s absurd.  They have the time.  You have the time.  I have the time.  Everybody has the time.  We have the same amount of time allotted to Thomas Jefferson, Michaelangelo, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, and Ben Franklin. It isn’t about your time; it’s about your priorities. It’s about how you choose to use your time.  You can use your time doing things perfectly, and it could be the worst possible use of your time, because those things may not need doing...

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7 Ways To Teach Yourself Anything

»Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Leadership, Personal Development, Reading, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is important to be a self-learner, because change in the world is accelerating. We can no longer rely on our formal education to serve us as we speed through our careers.  We cannot act as if our education is a vaccination that protects us from the toils and snares of life and career. We must become self-learners.  These steps will help you increase your knowledge: Read. If you’re new to self-directed learning, there is no better place to start than reading.  Target your learning area.  Research sources for the information you seek.  The Internet opens the entire world of knowledge for us.  If...

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Effectiveness Can Be Learned

»Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Effectiveness Can Be Learned We often think leaders and executives possess high intelligence, extreme creativity and stunning imagination, but these qualities are not in short supply.  Nor are they the most important qualities of executives. Whether executives work in government, business, hospitals, churches, universities or the military, they’re expected to get things done, and they’re expected to get the right things done. Effectiveness is in short supply in most organizations these days.  Why is that? I don’t know all the reasons, but I know one of the reasons.  If you think about it, you’ll...

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One Small Act Defeated Discouragement

»Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Achievement, Bible, Books, College, Humor, Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Development, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

One Small Act Defeated Discouragement I was a 20-year-old college student 200 miles from home selling Bibles door-to-door in rural Indiana. Lonely, homesick and missing my girlfriend, I wasn’t doing too well selling Bibles.  And I wasn’t making any money. Reluctantly, I was knocking on doors, but my heart really wasn’t in it.  I was discouraged. I stopped at a pretty little clapboard house with a neat white picket fence in front.  After letting myself through the gate, I timidly knocked on the door. The biggest, hairiest man I ever saw jerked open the door.  He was wearing a greasy undershirt and...

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