Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Never Get Too Comfortable

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One of the greatest causes of failure stems from people experiencing success in their careers. Whether it is being given a new title, a raise, a position of increased job security, or other success, people often suddenly decide they have earned the right...

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You Need to Stand for Something

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Today, I read a story in the Washington Post about a girl who recently resigned from West Point and is going to Yale. She resigned from West Point because she is gay and the school will kick her out if it learns that she is gay. Tired of compromising...

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You Need to Delay Gratification

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When I was around 14 years old, I moved in with my father after living with my mother for my entire childhood. Although I was an outstanding student in elementary school, once I got into middle school there were lots of fun things to do. This included...

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Never Worry about What Others Think

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Being concerned with what others think is one of the biggest mistakes people make. Rather than focusing on who they want to be and what they want to do, many people live their lives more concerned about how they look to others. Deep down inside you is...

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You Should Not Dabble: To Succeed It’s All or Nothing

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My last helicopter lesson was on a Christmas morning several years ago. I’m very glad that I made that my last helicopter lesson. I’d shown up at the flight school around 6:00 am. The previous evening, I’d been out pretty late and was...

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Goal Setting

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It concerns us to know the purpose we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want. -Aristotle Goal setting is the single most important aspect of your career. How you focus your time...

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Are You a Value Creator or Value Extractor?

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When I was in my third year of college, I applied to a special accelerated program at the University of Chicago Business School, which would have allowed me to graduate from business school and complete my undergraduate degree in a total of five years–instead...

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Setting Goals Is Their Attainment

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Every year in January, I do all sorts of goal setting. I set goals for what I’m going to do over the next year. I do this in a lot of ways, but sometimes I dig out old tapes and CD programs I’ve accumulated throughout the years and listen...

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Never Give Up

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A baby giraffe falls 10 feet from its mother’s womb and usually lands on its back. Within seconds, it rolls over and tucks its legs under its body. From this position it considers the world for the first time. Then the mother giraffe rudely introduces...

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Einstein, Visualization, and Your Career

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One of the little-known facts about Albert Einstein is that he attended a school that followed the teaching methods of the Swiss educator Johann Pestalozzi.  Pestalozzi schools taught children in what was known as the Pestalozzi Method (the “Method”). ...

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Job Market

The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on Dec 21,2021

Despite the obvious advantages, getting jobs through a friend or relative may ultimately harm you. When you do so, you risk lowering your colleagues’ opinions of you, who may see your connections as evidence that you lack the skills to get your position on your own merits. Nonetheless, there are situations in which it is acceptable to take advantage of such connections, but you must be on your guard; make sure that the job you get is a good fit, and one in which you would perform well regardless of your connections.

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