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Sticktoitiveness

One of my former art teachers, Mrs. Frey, liked to say “sticktoitiveness” when doing individual coaching among her students. For instance, my acrylic paintings always looked far too dark, even those that depicted daytime scenes. It was never my intent … Continue reading

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Reminders About Achievement

Sometimes I’m a bit slow to understand my reactions to events and personal accomplishments. There have been times when arrogance, and self-importance threatened to take over my thinking processes. Instead of boosting self-confidence, an achievement resulted in boorish, egotistical strutting. … Continue reading

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Completion

The feelings we enjoy when finishing a difficult task or reaching a goal are happy and joyful. They increase and solidify our evaluations of self-worth and personal strength. Perhaps you have graduated from school, or have received a promotion at … Continue reading

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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Glen was an emotionally withdrawn teen because he was often teased for his squeaky voice and long legs.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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