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Man in blue shirt with hand over his heart. Achieve Your Dream Series Part 4 - Commitment

Achieve Your Dream Series — Commitment

Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the

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Young brunette compares similar products held in each had in store. Comparison kills dreams and success.

Achieve Your Dream Part 3 — The Temptation of Comparison

Comparison is a temptation. Falling for it can sabotage your confidence and sideline your dreams faster than boiling water melts a sugar cube. Perfect objectivity isn’t possible when you self-evaluate because you can’t see the big picture when you’re standing in the middle of it. “The tip of the neighbour’s

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Precise hand tools for engineering or drafting on a plain white surface. How to prepare a Skills Inventory.

Achieve Your Dream Series – Skills Inventory Exercise

Dreams, goals, and missions come in a variety of sizes. Some goals are obviously bigger than others, but even the dream or vision you consider the penultimate, the biggest of the big, is only part of what God has in mind for you. Today’s exercise, part two of six in

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woman hiking in the woods, hands raised in victory. How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

You’re so jazzed about the day ahead that you woke up before the alarm buzzed the first time! Before you finish your first rich cup of liquid enthusiasm, the family and even your dog know that something’s up. It’s time to move the ball forward and bring your dream closer

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How To Set Goals That Predict Success

Want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Setting and achieving goals is formulaic—the details may change, but the process is the same. Once you know your WHAT (goal) and WHY (motivation), you’re ready to take a step closer to the finish line. My forty-plus year career is

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Getting Older? The Good News About Losing Power

My twenty-year old tobacco-colored gelding, Ace, stood quietly while I lumbered up onto a one-step stool carrying the stock saddle I intended to pitch onto his back. Eight out of ten times he steps backwards as soon as I get into launch position, but this day, he was a rock. 

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Man in blue shirt with hand over his heart. Achieve Your Dream Series Part 4 - Commitment

Achieve Your Dream Series — Commitment

Commitment is the engine that pulls you across the finish line. No one knows for certain what will happen once they take the first step. However, far more critical to success than knowing Step 2 is resolving to take Step 1. Plans and dreams remain hypotheticals until you make the first move. I’ve never been stuck on a sailboat without a breeze, but I imagine it’s similar to the feeling of failure or fear that comes when you get  stuck on the way to the finish line for a project

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Young brunette compares similar products held in each had in store. Comparison kills dreams and success.

Achieve Your Dream Part 3 — The Temptation of Comparison

Comparison is a temptation. Falling for it can sabotage your confidence and sideline your dreams faster than boiling water melts a sugar cube. Perfect objectivity isn’t possible when you self-evaluate because you can’t see the big picture when you’re standing in the middle of it. “The tip of the neighbour’s iceberg often looks very nice.”― Roy A. Ngansop, Engineer and Author When you score a win do you immediately see everyone else as losers? Of course not. If your success isn’t their failure, then their success isn’t your failure. Comparison Demeans

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Precise hand tools for engineering or drafting on a plain white surface. How to prepare a Skills Inventory.

Achieve Your Dream Series – Skills Inventory Exercise

Dreams, goals, and missions come in a variety of sizes. Some goals are obviously bigger than others, but even the dream or vision you consider the penultimate, the biggest of the big, is only part of what God has in mind for you. Today’s exercise, part two of six in the Achieve Your Dream Series, is to prepare a Skills Inventory. I’ll get to the specific directions on how to do your Inventory in a minute. First, a bit of Perspective Realignment. Over the years, my clients taught me that

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woman hiking in the woods, hands raised in victory. How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

How to Move Your Dream Closer to the Finish Line

You’re so jazzed about the day ahead that you woke up before the alarm buzzed the first time! Before you finish your first rich cup of liquid enthusiasm, the family and even your dog know that something’s up. It’s time to move the ball forward and bring your dream closer to the finish line. Today you’ll flex your creative and productive muscles. Confidence overflows and you can’t wait to get started because you know that by tonight the world will be changed because you’re in it. When’s the last time

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Christmas to Calvary — A Circle of Joy and Sorrow, Peace and Purpose

The year 2020 transformed what we expected into something else and no one knows for certain what the New Year will bring. Yet Christmas never changes because the events of Christmas and Calvary, while historically past, form a circle of promise both made and kept. The circle of joy to sorrow to joy is the journey from Crib to Cross and back again.  Christmas to Calvary Salvation comes when you receive the gift and claim it as your own. Yet this precious pearl isn’t something to reserve for special days,

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How To Set Goals That Predict Success

Want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Setting and achieving goals is formulaic—the details may change, but the process is the same. Once you know your WHAT (goal) and WHY (motivation), you’re ready to take a step closer to the finish line. My forty-plus year career is a case-study in setting goals and achieving them. I don’t know how I learned the formula, but I suspect the reason is connected to God’s plan. Most of my jobs in corporate America fell into one of two categories: create

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