Category Archives: Positive Living

Contribution Counts

When someone does something so right, so honest, and yes, so commendable, attention must be paid. A focus on unique contribution allows one  to make deposits into their sphere of influence in such a way that looking  away is not an option. Continue reading

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You’ll Get Older But Not Necessarily Wiser

You can look at it this way—the older you get, the more areas you’ve covered to make mistakes in. There will always be new areas of experience where we have no guidelines and where we’ll handle things badly, overreact, get it wrong. And the more flexible we are, the more adventurous, the more life- embracing, then the more new avenues there will be to explore—and make mistakes in, of course. Continue reading

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Peace Counts

Peace and understanding can only come about as the result of personal responsibility and awareness. Violence begets violence, toughness begets toughness,  love begets love, and peace begets peace. Peace begins with a simple choice.  Continue reading

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Planning Counts

The accommodation of success is preceded by long negotiation, made  possible by intensive preparation. In addition to saving you 10 to 1 in execution, planning offers a host of other tasty benefits as well.  Continue reading

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Vision Counts

A successful vision is one that’s molded in terms of its contribution to society.  If a strategic plan is the “blueprint,” then the vision is the “artist’s rendering” of the  achievement of that plan. It’s articulated in words, metaphors, and analogies that  conjure up a similar picture for each person involved in creating the vision. Continue reading

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Focus Counts

Focus is a strategic asset and the key factor that drives all results. Any  kind of positive outcome requires that you concentrate your efforts on the  smallest number of activities that will produce the largest amount of productivity. Yet no other principle is violated as constantly, as recklessly, and as  directly—or indirectly—as the basic principle of focus. The days of being  everything to everyone are effectively over. You must have a sense of direction; you must have a focus. Continue reading

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Fundamentals Counts

Everything you do, have, and will achieve in the future can be traced back  to the way you approach the fundamentals, and how you use your abilities to  apply them. The fundamentals are bedrock principles from which other truths  can be derived. No one is above the law, and no one is above the necessity of  the fundamentals. Many people need to go back, revisit, and relearn the fundamentals of their industry. Continue reading

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