Being a winner is such an “on purpose” thing. It’s a habit and a mindset. Winning takes practice, persistence, faith and focus. It’s not going to happen by accident. There are many people out here working very hard to ensure you don’t have accidental success.
That’s why things worth having are hard to attain. You don’t accidentally come in first place. People don’t accidentally complete the project. Teams don’t accidentally win championships. These things take concentrated effort and sacrifice.
As a boss in the middle, you have to remember that no one is going to give you anything. You need to go hard. You need to go wisely.
You can only trust God 100%, so keep Him first!
Give a listen to this interesting and entertaining interview by Mr. T. Pay close attention to what he is saying about fear around the 11:39 mark and then when David Letterman asks him a question about needing a bodyguard at the 11:55 mark.
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Ever hear people say that you’ve lost focus? I’m sure it’s probably happened to you every now and then. It’s certainly happened to me. It’s part of being human. But saying that we’ve lost focus isn’t exactly right. We’ve just become re-focused onto something else.
Continue reading “We’re always focused on something.”
I haven’t written anything in a while. I took a long break from sharing my thoughts here and it’s made me gain a new level of respect for a few things, relative to life and leadership.
Continue reading “Just realized that it’s been awhile…”
Are you afraid? The term “scared to death”, is more true than you realize.
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I did it again. 🤦🏾♂️ I allowed stress to make my heart go a-fib last week. 4th time in my life! It went normal after s couple days rest and relaxation. How many times do I have to learn the same lesson? I have to get rid of my arrhythmia attitude.
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The pastor at my church said hurt people, hurt people. But free people, free people. I began to write down the differences between the two groups and what I found was a pretty big eye-opener, especially as it relates to leadership.
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As a leader, you will have times where everyone wants something from you. It will seem like the questions never end, the requests get bigger and the time required to respond to these needs takes away from your “personal time”. You may say to your self, “I can’t get a break” or “I need some time alone” or “I just want to do what I want to do”. The truth is, the more you are entrusted with leadership duties, the more you will be called on by others to fulfill their needs. There is, however, a way to do this without losing your mind.
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I have good news for people who want more. You have the ability to make ‘right now’ your moment. Step one, go get a mirror. Step two, ask yourself the following questions. You’re going to find out some interesting things.
Continue reading “The desire for ‘more’ is relative.”
The United States has become soft. We have issues telling the truth because we’re afraid we’ll hurt people’s feelings. We have a tendency to sugarcoat the things, because we feel the truth will crush someone’s spirit. We are relegated to telling off-color, awkward jokes, which leaves others wondering if we’re serious or not. This is almost always followed by the line “I was just playing”. Yeah right…
We also diminish the attainment of goals, by giving everyone a trophy, instead of just saying “you lost”. These facts are well documented, but I want to know, why? What the heck happened? I know one thing, it sure didn’t start in the 80’s.
Continue reading “America got soft after the 80’s.”