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Learning

When I was in school, I received a report card that showed my supposed knowledge in the subjects I was studying. My grades reflected the first four letters of the alphabet. I mostly received B’s and C’s, along with an occasional A or D. I was labeled as an average student.

I have never considered myself to be average. I refused to accept that label. My ability to connect and communicate with people was not graded, but I excelled in human connection. There are other types of knowledge than book knowledge. Personality and adaptability are more highly correlated with success than intelligence.

My grades went up in college. It turns out I loved to learn. I just needed the right environment.

Whatever grades you received in school, be sure you don’t degrade yourself…

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Progress

We have heard of the “overnight success.” What a misnomer. Success comes, but it requires diligence, perseverance and commitment.

So often, people give up too quickly. Their expectations of overnight success are misguided. It takes time for us to develop.

If you are struggling with what you perceive to be a lack of progress, I encourage you to keep going. Your best days lie ahead if you decide that nothing can make you quit…

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Control Freaks

Do you know any control freaks, or are you one yourself? You know the type of person I’m referring to. Everything has to be done their way or the highway.

Those types of people can be difficult to be around. Collaboration is typically the best way to get things accomplished. Listen to the control freaks ideas, but always go with what’s right…

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Success

How do you define success? I believe it means something different for each of us, and our definition can change.

If your goal is to become the CEO of your company, you are still successful as you are working towards the goal. Little successes add up!

I encourage you as you are seeking whatever success looks like to you, don’t forget to live…

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Positive Thinking

Millions of books have been written about positive thinking. Millions more will be written. And we know too well that popular saying, “Let go. Let God.” That sounds great until you have to actually do it.

Ceding our desire to control is scary. We want our lives to have happy endings, so we try to control outcomes. Controlling things we have no control over doesn’t work.

Our Creator gives us control over one thing: our attitude. Keep yours focused on whatever is good, right and noble. That’s better than any self-help book…

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