SEEING OBSTACLES IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT.

SEEING OBSTACLES IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT.

When I think about those people who are capable of facing adversity and using it to move forward, the story of Mary Kay Ash comes to mind first. She built an extraordinary company. Over the past four or five years, I have had numerous opportunities to discuss leadership with members of her cosmetics company. In […]

A New Definition of Failure and Success.

A New Definition of Failure and Success.

“The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often measured by our perception of error.” NELSON BOSWELL On August 6, 1999, a Major League Baseball player steps up to bat in Montreal and is retired, marking the 5,113th time in his career. That’s countless at-bats without a hit! If a player were to record all those […]

Defeating Adversity Is A Matter Of Self-Esteem.

Defeating Adversity Is A Matter Of Self-Esteem.

Over the past 20 years, American educators have noticed a significant decline in students’ exam results and their desire to learn, so they have tried to find ways to reverse this trend. One popular theory stated that the best way to improve children’s skills was to “inflate” their self-esteem. Observing that winners had confidence in […]

Too Big To Cry, But Laughter Hurts Too Much.

Too Big To Cry, But Laughter Hurts Too Much.

“Fear makes us realize what scares us.” VIKTOR FRANKL Almost everyone has heard of the Wright brothers, those bicycle mechanics who pioneered manned motorized flight in the early 20th century. The circumstances surrounding Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight on December 17, 1903, are most interesting. (It’s a story that undoubtedly illustrates the art of […]

Servant, where are the fruits of your talent?

Servant, where are the fruits of your talent?

“Master, I knew that you are a harsh man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.” Matthew 25:24 Dear readers, do you know that the verse above reflects […]

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