Tag Archives: purpose

(#268) P.R.I.D.E for Student (Life) Success


Choose well, my friend. QUESTION: What do you think would give first-year college students the best advantage for success when they arrive on campus? QUESTION: What do you believe would give new employees the best advantage their first day on … Continue reading

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(#267) You Get to Create the Path


We are all artists painting our own lives. While facilitating a Texas faculty resilience workshop, I presented the following R.D. Laing quote to the audience: The range of what we think and do Is limited by what we fail to … Continue reading

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(#257) Sunsets and Sunrises


“You are where I was. And I am where you will be.” This week represents a major life demarcation for me.  After 33 years of classroom teaching, I will be retiring from my college. I am not retiring, however, from my … Continue reading

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(#241) What If?


Rather than setting a list of “me-too” goals, why not imagine the “what if” of our future selves?  Think of your future and fill in the blank: “What if _____? In a recent TED talk, psychologist Dan Gilbert examined the … Continue reading

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(#231) Rookie Mistakes and Life Lessons


The takeaway for me is not that we made errors but we have taken time to reflect and grow. We just passed the halfway point of our semester.  It is a natural reflection point to examine where we have been … Continue reading

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(#230) Your Habits—Your Choices


As Aristotle said, “Excellence is not an act, but rather a habit.” Ever wonder what separates the achievers from the non-achievers (besides what they actually achieve)? In the November issue of Success Magazine, Tom Corley outlines what he calls “Rich … Continue reading

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(#199) Retirement? Let’s Rename It


Whenever “retirement” comes for me, I know it will not be a work stoppage or a forgetting of the past but rather a grand anticipation and embrace of what the future holds. At the beginning of this calendar year, I … Continue reading

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(#197) Significance and Passion


So, what single project or task do you consider to be your most significant career accomplishment? I read a thought-provoking article this past week about interview questions. It focused on THE one question to ask job candidates: What single project … Continue reading

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(#175) What Legacy Are You Creating?


Each of us creates a story –our story. Our thoughts become our words which influence our actions. The sum of our actions creates our destiny—our legacy. The September 23, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated carried a cover story on Mariano … 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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