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Thursday, 27 February 2014

"Why do we fall Bruce?"

Falling hurts. 

Failing is bitter. No one likes it. The mere presence and possibility of failure and rejection prevents most of humanity from meeting their potential. Think about it. What would you do if you knew you could not fail? If someone came along and removed failure from the equation, what would you do with your life? What keeps you from doing that? Fear.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Not Because it is Easy, but Because it is Hard

"We Choose To Go To The Moon!"

 "We choose to go to the moon!" In my opinion, were the most transformative words spoken in the early 1960's. They were part of a speech given by John F Kennedy, announcing the United States of America's ambition to be the first country to put a man on the moon. This wasn't an easy task, by any stretch of the imagination. There were ten preliminary missions to test the functions and procedures required for the first man to set foot on the moon. The total cost of the Apollo program would end up being over 20 billion USD, which now would cost 109 billion USD.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Why Cubby is the most successful teenager. Ever.

My little brother's name is Cubby. And he is a genius.

This is Cubby. He is my little brother. His name isn't really Cubby, but his real name didn't make sense to me when I was four, so I re-named him Cubby instead and it just kind of stuck. This kid is a legend. He is probably the single most effective and successful teenager I have ever met. And I would like to share one of his secrets with everyone. 

Cub has a few nasty habits that make him stand out in a crowd. Whenever he sets his mind to something somehow it occurs sooner or later. He hates losing. He is extremely goal oriented, and he is constantly trying to improve and get somewhere new. Cub is a trumpet player, an imagineer, and races in triathlons as well. There was this one time he was about to go run a cross country race and he was stretching before hand. I asked him "Hey Cub, what's your strategy for this race?" His response was really simple. "Win.".

He won. 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Of Vision, Faith, and Progression

A Picture of Success

I want to talk about a topic that is absolutely vital for anyone that wants to be successful in any aspect of their lives. That is the importance of 'vision'. This is not only a spiritual principle, but a temporal principle as well, and it is a principle that will enable anyone to achieve just about anything they can possibly imagine. Vision is what future success looks like.
There is a passage in 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carol that I love to use to illustrate the importance of having a personal vision.