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Goals / Purpose : Book Summary: "GO FOR NO! YES is the destination. NO is how you get there.", by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz

Posted by kevinb on 9/22/08 (11583 reads)

This book is an easy read and is intended for anyone who is striving for success. Told in a story format from the perspective of a salesperson, it tells of how he discovers that the way to success is to fail bigger and more often. "80% of most people never get past the intense desire to avoid any form of failure at all costs" and therefore do not realize their dream.

Personal Improvement : Kick the Habit

Posted by kevinb on 7/14/08 (10210 reads)

Here are some quotes to reinforce the formation of good habits ...

  • The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. ~Samuel Johnson
  • Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. ~Mark Twain
  • A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them. ~Frank A. Clark
  • Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Ryun
  • The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change. ~Eng's Principle
  • Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it. ~Horace Mann

So are YOUR habits worth keeping or breaking?

Personal Improvement : “The Old Black Hen” (Anonymous)

Posted by kevinb on 7/2/08 (5125 reads)

Said the little red rooster, "Gosh, all hemlock, things are tough! Seems that worms are getting scarcer and I cannot find enough. What's become of all those fat ones is a mystery to me. There were thousands through that rainy spell, but now where can they be?"

Personal Improvement : Finding Yourself Overcommitted

Posted by kevinb on 6/2/08 (3497 reads)

Overcommitted is an interesting term I hear often. Use of the term and your underlying assumptions may be a problem. The verb "commit" means "to obligate or pledge oneself," so you may have pledged your time and energy too broadly. You are likely involved in a number of activities and roles at work, at school, in the community, and at home. You probably struggle "finding the time" and energy to keep your obligations.


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