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Fail

We hate to fail. There’s a lot to unpack in that four-letter word. Of course we hate failing at something, we get physical responses like a pit in the stomach and blushing. We may receive social ridicule. There may be … Continue reading

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His Personal Power

Glen was an emotionally withdrawn teen because he was often teased for his squeaky voice and long legs. He classified himself as “mid-tier” between cool and untouchable according to his school’s hierarchy. His social skills were weak to non-existent, but … Continue reading

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Might Be Possible

“If you could do anything at all, and money was no object, what would you do tomorrow?” My young friend, Jonathan was pushing at my boundaries again. “I want to board a rocket and live on the International Space Station for … Continue reading

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What Is Success?

“Whenever you sit down with your boss, you should have paper and pen handy for note-taking.” That was one of the first nuggets of advice my old boss gave me after we were introduced to each other. Hence, I usually … Continue reading

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Fail

It’s difficult to trust someone who claims they never fail. This is because everyone fails at something at some period in their lives. Visualize babies. They repeatedly fail as they grow and develop. Babies are not afraid to fail because … Continue reading

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Success Without Striving

Lewis is one of those rare, lucky people who attained a successful life without striving. This is not to say that my friend is lazy or passive. Lewis was granted an harmonious opportunity when he was young and merged with … Continue reading

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My Cheerful Young Friend

My young friend Alfredo is one of the most optimistic people I know. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and has gone through the hardships many people of that background have also suffered. At first glance he looks like … Continue reading

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