Apr 282011
 
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The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.
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Voltaire

Challenges will come. Misfortunes will arise. Mistakes will be made. It is unavoidable. So what do we do as achievers? We realize the inevitability of roadblocks. We learn to recognize them, overcome them, and then move on without dwelling on them. We have a finite amount of time and energy to pursue our dreams and to pursue happiness in life. We should not spend one unnecessary minute dwelling on what has happened in the past or what may happen in the future. Rather, we must learn and move on with a determination and focus that is undefeatable.

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Feb 142011
 
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Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
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Jim Rohn

When we’re young, we feel invincible. As we get older, we gain a greater appreciation of just how valuable time is. A minute squandered is gone – there is no getting it back. On the other hand, if we lose money or possessions, there’s a good chance we can get them back, if not more. The same cannot be said for time. Treasure every moment. Make the most of your time. Make sure you are using your time wisely to move toward your objectives. Don’t be afraid to use some time to smell the roses once in a while as well – it’s all part of the journey.
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Oct 292010
 
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This lesson goes hand-in-hand with that of surrounding yourself with very capable people.  Once you surround yourself with exceptionally capable people, delegate to them when at all possible.  In so doing, you will extend your ability to get things done and you will appear to the outside world more capable perhaps even than you really are.  There is a trick though – you cannot simply delegate and hope that you get the results you are looking for. You must set objectives and a timetable for each and every key task you delegate, and then make the delegatee responsible for his or her performance.  If they don’t reach the objectives on an ongoing basis, you need to ask yourself whether you have the right person in the position.  If they consistently exceed the objectives, you may want to consider giving that person more responsibility, a more senior position, and/or a piece of the action.  It’s critical that you reward your strong performers – they are your biggest asset for long term, sustainable growth and success.  This same approach can and should be used for internal resources and for those to whom you outsource tasks..

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