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Worry Is Useless, Senseless, Worthless

One of my favorite “Peanuts” cartoons describes Charlie Brown and Linus sitting on a bench.  The caption reads, “Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening; it just stops you from enjoying

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Make Your Bucket List The Story Of Your Life

You might recall the popular movie “The Bucket List,” in which two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.  The movie

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Cheaters Never Win

Don Sutton, the Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, was occasionally accused of altering baseballs to create more movement on his pitches and make them harder to hit.  When asked if it was true that he

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Maximize Your Shot Clock Of Life

When you are a youngster, you never think about tomorrow.  You take tomorrow for granted, thinking you have an endless string of days ahead of you.  In short, you put things off.  You are

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Making Risk Worth The Rewards

Golfer Adam Scott had a two-shot lead during the final round of the Genesis Invitational Golf Tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles when he found trouble and a bunker on the 15th hole. 

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The Person Who Hesitates is Lost

“I need you to go out to the orchard and pick a basketful of apples,” the mother instructed her young daughter.  “Just walk row by row and pick the prettiest ones.  There are plenty on

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Success Is Within Your Reach

I’ve been mighty busy lately launching my new book, “You Haven’t Hit Your Peak Yet!”  So it was a real pleasure to finally get to the neglected stack of books in my office which I have been

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Move On From Mistakes

The Minnesota Vikings were playing the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2020 NFL playoffs when wide receiver Adam Thielen made a crucial mistake on the team’s opening possession.  He

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Give Your Dreams A Chance To Happen

In his wild imagination, a man lived the lives of famous people, enjoyed their celebrity status and socialized with their closest friends.  His family became concerned with his more frequent “escapes

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You Haven’t Hit Your Peak Yet!

For 25-plus years I’ve had a Post-It note on my bathroom mirror that simply states, “You haven’t hit your peak yet!”  I’ve looked at that message every single day.  So when I was wracking

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