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A progress report is a report of work accomplished during a specific time period.  Simple enough, but how often do you reflect on your progress?  Although I monitor my progress and adjust my efforts often, I very rarely prepare a report.  Just recording your progress is not enough to accomplish your goals either. Does your progress report include an action plan?  What do you do? Read More…

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Good Enough!

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The principle of good enough (POGE) only works for software!  It is a rule for software and systems design which favors quick and simple design because it evolves as needed based on user requirements.  I sometimes hear my students say they have good grades until I question them.  It turns out it was just good enough!  When does good enough make sense for you? Read More…

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Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and surpasses ordinary standards.  According to Aristotle, “we are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”  Old habits are hard to break and new habits are difficult to form.  Habits can either benefit or hurt the goals you set for yourself.  How are your habits?  Do they help you reach your goals? Read More…

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Change Direction!

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Did you ever change direction?  I am not talking about driving directions or a modest little change!  You know what I mean, an about face, turnaround, change of heart, flip-flop, metamorphosis, reorganization, u-turn, change of course or reversal.  Progress is so much better, but sometimes you have to change direction to reach your goal.  It starts with identifying your goals, evaluating your progress and adjusting or changing your efforts. Read More…

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Are You In Charge?

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Are you in charge or are you a victim?  Do you have control over your future or is it predetermined?  You do not have control over the economy, interest rates, government regulation or income tax rates, but you can control how it affects you.  Does your behavior and attitude influence your outcomes?  How do you manage risks?  Risks are a series of choices and it is up to you. Read More…

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Do Your Best!

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I remember my parents telling me to do your best!   Everyone can try to do their best.  Too often, something prevents us.  It could be lack of skills, experience or effort.  Too often your past prevents you from success.  If you do not have the skills to succeed and fail constantly, you are unlikely to keep trying.  Next step is giving up or failure.  What are going to do? Read More…

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Post image for I Always Wanted 911 Porsche Cabriolet!

I always wanted a Porsche convertible!  It doesn’t stop there; I like Ferrari’s, Aston Martin’s, BMW’s, AC Cobra’s and much more.  I like antique and classic cars too.  Maybe it is a fantasy, a dream or a goal.  I remember the first time I drove a Mercedes Benz 500 SLC or saw a Ferrari up close.  It was one of my goals or a conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need!  Whatever it is, it is no longer a fantasy! Read More…

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Post image for Volunteering Changed Me!

I finally started volunteering!  No, it was not my first time and it won’t be my last.  Most of life, we do things for people expecting something in return.  When you say good morning or hello to someone, there is an expectation that the other person will return the greeting or acknowledge you.  The acknowledgment may be a nod, smile, wave or a verbal response such as hello, good morning or good day.  Read More…

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I Gave Up My Dream!

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I gave up my dream, but I am not a quitter!  What was the dream?  Did I want to be on Broadway or become a movie actor?  No, performing on stage or playing someone else is just too scary!  Besides, I am not that creative or skilled to be good at it.  You have to want it more than life and willing to work at anything until you make it.  Besides constant rejection is not appealing to me!  So what changed? Read More…

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It is Only a Game!

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It is only a game is code for don’t take it seriously!  The list of things that we should not take seriously is very long.  Unfortunately, too many people do not take school, careers or relationships seriously either.  Let’s face it grades affect your career and your earnings will affect relationships.  What should you take seriously!  Here are five (5) things to take seriously because it will affect the rest of your life! Read More…

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