Posted on November 29, 2014

Life is Fragile and Fleeting

This week, Australian sports fans were devastated by the tragic death of cricketer Phillip Hughes. A talented and determined batsman, he was just a few days short of his 26th birthday when he was hit in the head by the ball.  Despite wearing ...

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Posted on November 28, 2014

When You Water the Garden

When you water the garden, you can’t expect the plants to grow in front of your eyes. You have to continue to water and care for your garden if it is to flourish in the long-term. When you exercise, you can’t expect to immediately run a ...

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Posted on November 27, 2014

To the Resilient One

To the one who keeps going in the midst of opposition. To the one who retains faith even when the future is still cloudy. To the one who, when you can’t run, finds a way to walk, limp or crawl towards ...

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Posted on November 26, 2014

How To Build Confidence For the Big Moments

A professional golfer has confidence when she stands over a 10 foot putt to win a championship because she has done it a thousand times in practice. A concert pianist walks to the piano in front of a large audience with poise and ...

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Posted on November 24, 2014

Focus on Your Own Lane

Our kids all compete in athletics and it’s a lot of fun watching them each competing and doing their best. However, watching Madison running in sprinting events has an element of frustration. Despite the instruction of her coaches and ...

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Posted on November 20, 2014

Setting Yourself Up For Disappointment

It’s tempting to avoid experiencing disappointment. We aim to lose weight, read more books or become a better person, but we are flawed, imperfect and can be easily distracted. So year after year after year, when we consistently let ourselves ...

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Posted on November 19, 2014

Were You Born To Fit In, Or To Stand Out?

Were you born to be the same as everyone else? Are you a clone, a sheep a carbon copy? Is your destiny dependent on the decisions of others? Are you meant to be a small cog in a big wheel? Are you supposed to be anonymous, just another ...

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Posted on November 18, 2014

Talk is Cheap

It’s easy to make bold proclamations regarding your goals. It’s easy to tell us how you’re going to change the world. It’s easy to say, “I love you.” And it’s easy to say what you’re going to do tomorrow, next week or next year. Because talk ...

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Posted on November 18, 2014

If You Can Get an A, Don’t Settle For a B

If you can get an A, don’t settle for a B. If you can run around the block 5 times, don’t settle for 4. If you can build a mansion, don’t settle for a shack. If you can help 30 people, don’t settle for 25. If you can become an expert in your ...

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