We all know about Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, but here is a lesser known quote that can help guide us: “Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is … [Read more...] about Dr. King: “Do What Is Right”
There is still time to set your intentions for 2022. Whatever new and special activities that you have in mind for 2022, I suggest that you establish them as a part of a Vision you have for your future. Imagine your “ideal life.” If you could really have it any way you wanted, what would your life be like? Start with a clean sheet of paper and dream big. Here are some … [Read more...] about Envision Your Ideal Future
Recently while attending a professional baseball game, I was paying special attention to the music that is played in the stadium as each player comes up to bat. As many of you know, these pro players can ask to have whatever music they would like played when they are getting ready to hit. The idea is that it will help them get psyched up. It is called their “walk up” … [Read more...] about Your “Walk Up” Music
Once upon a time I knew a guy who, everytime I would ask: “Hey, how are you doing?” He would answer: “Not too bad.” Just think about that. I’m sure he didn’t really mean that things were bad, but they weren’t SO BAD that he was going to be terribly upset about it. But then again . . . How many things in your organization are “okay, fine, not too … [Read more...] about “Not Too Bad” vs “Extraordinary”
As you prepare for the new year, here is a reminder of advice from an article I wrote in The Washington Post a few years back: "Set Goals, Not Resolutions." You can check out the article at this link. And you can see my new video series on The Power of Goals at this link. Check it out and take on the new year with fresh momentum! Have a SuperFantastic 2021! … [Read more...] about Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2021!