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(#278) Common Goal-Achieving Challenges


Treat yourself with respect on the way to your goals. Just about one year ago, I wrote a blog post titled “Motivation: What Gets You Going—And Keeps You Going?”  and I encouraged the readers to identify a motivational best practice … Continue reading

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(#272) Grit: What Keeps You Moving Toward Your Goals?


“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point being a damn fool about it.” -W.C. Fields- Resilience. Passion. Tenacity. Grit. Well-being. Balance. Mindset. When these concepts are tossed around, they can apply to situations in … Continue reading

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(#202) Obstacles to Goal Achievement


Stating or writing a goal is the easy part. The work is found in making a plan, executing that plan, and re-calibrating along the way. Information on goal setting can be found in the business success literature, leadership manuals, student success classes … Continue reading

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(Issue #498) 30-30-30-30-30-30-30


If you have no difficulty identifying, setting, and achieving goals, skip this post. I don’t want to get in your way. Pass it along to someone who can benefit from it. As I listened to someone speak about a big … Continue reading

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(#280) Trigger Warnings


If we keep our students in protective bubble wrap while in college, what have we prepared them for as they move into the workforce and the rest of their lives? One challenge (and joy) of effective classroom teaching is to … Continue reading

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(#171) Thirty-Two Years of Dreams


I have the chance to be a small part of their collective journeys. This is not a drill. It’s real life. Their lives. And after 32 years, my students continue to inspire me. This week I began my 32nd year … Continue reading

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(Issue #502) Will You Dance Your Dance?


“Oh God, to reach the point of death only to find that you have never lived at all.” -Henry David Thoreau- With the beginning of the year comes the inevitable listing of ambitious goals. I have written about the difference … Continue reading

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(Issue #501) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2019


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. -Happy New Year. Scroll down to view my Gratitude Video to you.- While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I … Continue reading

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(#408) Self-Evaluation


Narrow the focus and help yourself understand what does or does not serve and nourish your soul. I have a quick four question survey I ask audiences to complete for me.  It asks them to consider what we did during … Continue reading

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(#292) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2015 in Review


May your 2016 goals lead to your actions and your actions lead to your dreams. While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote my first post for this blog. I had 3 goals: … Continue reading

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