The Prerequisite to Winning

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Everyone likes to win.

I don’t think there’s anyone that, if asked, would say they don’t want to win in life.

Millions ponder what it would take to win.  They read books.  They listen to audios.  They attend seminars.  They seek gurus.

What many are missing is this one prerequisite.  Without it, winning isn’t possible.

You ready?

In order to win, you must first…

… be in the game!

You can’t win sitting in the stands.

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The Power of Reflection

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Julius Caesar is famous for coining the phrase, “Experience is the teacher of all things.”  Benjamin Franklin put his own spin on it when he said, “Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other.”

While I get their meaning very well, and am out of my depth to contradict two of the greatest men in history, I politely offer these modifications:

Reflected experience is the teacher of all things.

Experience that is reflected upon is the best teacher, but a fool never reflects.

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7 Reasons You’re Stuck – Part 3

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This is part 3 in our 4 part series, “7 Reasons You’re Stuck.”

In the past two days we’ve examined 4 common reasons people get in a rut.

Reasons 5 & 6 are deeply ingrained in many of us.  Let’s take a look.

5.  Belief that things will eventually improve, on their own.

You’re relationship isn’t what you want.  Your finances aren’t what you want.  Your career isn’t what you want.

But you dream of the day that your “ship will come in.”  This is what 99% of the human race is doing..sitting idle in the hopes that some unforeseen stroke of luck will change their fate.

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7 Reasons You’re Stuck – Part 2

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Yesterday we explored the first two reasons you’re stuck in a rut.  In case you missed it, here’s Part 1.

Today we continue with two more.

3.  Hoping others would help but they didn’t.

Some of you have taken action and actually moved in the direction of your dream.  But shortly after your journey began you found yourself at a standstill.  This is a frustrating place to be, because you are just as “stuck” as you were before, but with the added feeling of failure and helplessness at what to do next.

In many cases, the cause of your rut is that you were counting on other people who ended up not participating, or promising participation and then letting you down.

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