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Wednesday Wisdom: Discomfort of Growth

This week’s Wisdom is about the discomfort of growth and comes from Alice Walker. Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It...

Wednesday Wisdom: The Wind vs The Sun

There is a fable about the Sun and Wind having a contest to see who can get an old man to take his coat off first. The wind starts off.  It gives a solid gust of wind, but the old man just pulls his coat tighter around him and holds it in place with his hand. Furious,...

Wednesday Wisdom: UNTIL

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom is an excerpt from a Jim Rohn presentation in his “Living your Best Year Ever” workshop where he talks about the importance of the word UNTIL. How long should a baby try to learn how to walk? How long would you give your average baby...

Wednesday Wisdom: Lay down your Rightness

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom is a thought shared by Ryan Leak.  Ryan says: It’s very difficult to have a strong relationship and be right. If we have a strong relationship with our opinion and want to be RIGHT all the time…this will cause us to lose relationships....

Wednesday Wisdom: Objective not Obsessive

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is a take-away from a Tim Elmore blog about being Objective not Obsessive. Obsessing over people, desires or worries is quite common today. Given our “instant-access, on-demand” culture, our brains are not used to going hours without answers....

Wednesday Wisdom: The War Is On!

Mr. Rohn has a story in his “Live your best year ever” weekend seminar when he talks about personal philosophy: “What if you picked up a book and… The 1st chapter says….everything is fine. Then the second chapter says….everything is fine. Then the third chapter...

Wednesday Wisdom: Judging Trees

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom comes from Ram Dass’ book, Be Here Now, and gives a tactic we can use to stop judgment in our minds: “When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are...

Wednesday Wisdom: Standards

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is another lesson from Coach John Wooden and is related to managing a team and the team’s standards.... We hear it constantly. Create a uniform standard within a team that applies to everyone, regardless of title, experience or expertise. A...