Archive for November 2016

Personal Excellence and Courage

“Personal excellence can be achieved by a visionary goal, thorough planning, dedicated execution and total follow-through.” — Gerald R. Ford  When I was taking graduate courses in project management the term iterative process became a common theme. An iterative process means a repeated cycle of operations with each cycle getting closer to the desired results. My point…

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Sweet and Thankful

“There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: That, in the dinner the sweets come last.”   — Robert Louis Stevenson   Life is sweet if, you let it be. Sometimes we struggle unnecessarily to make life go the way we want it to go. When we relax and get into…

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Giving

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill  A few weeks ago I wrote my annual check to the Springs Recuse Mission to provide Thanksgiving meals for those that need them.  As I entered the check in my register I looked back at…

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What Do You Bring to Life?

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life.” — John Miller   Long ago a friend of mine taught me about attitude. It seems that I was whining about something, I’ve since forgotten what, and he explained that my attitude is what…

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To Think or Not to Think…

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead   Getting a college degree was a goal I set while serving in the army.  A while ago I was thinking about what I really got out of the experience besides my diploma. As I thought this through, I realized that…

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Your Dreams

“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” — Carl Sandburg Believe it or not…Your dreams are what drives you.Those thoughts, those pictures in you mind, of how you want your life to be are most often what determines the direction and choices you make in your life. I’ve often said that you don’t dream in dollar…

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