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October 22, 2017
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Persistence Pays

PersistenceRecently I read a magazine article touting the power of persistence and it reminded me of my own musings about this topic in a blog post dated January 12, 2008. The byline for the article read “How persistence—the ability to stay focused on goals despite obstacles and adversity—makes us who we are.” My own experience validates this point. I hope you enjoy this post from the archive.

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Adjust Your Attitude

AttitudeMohandas Gandhi is quoted as saying, “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

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All About Me

NarcissusIn ancient Greek mythology, Narcissus was a handsome youth who rejected the advances of a nymph only to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. He spent hours gazing enraptured into the pool and eventually changed into the flower that bears his name today, the narcissus.

If only the tale of young Narcissus had ended with a lesson to be learned about the dangers of excessive selfishness. Unfortunately there have been many persons, including leaders, that have succumbed to the behaviors associated with narcissists. While a certain amount of self-love is necessary for healthy psychological development, the traits found in narcissists move far beyond any balanced view of life.

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