taking action

There is stability in a controlled spin

Even amid an environment of constant change, some people thrive — and they do it with style. Instead of fighting the change, they embrace it. They acknowledge the gyration and seek the center point with the understanding that motion increases balance.

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Be willing to work or be willing to be worked

Both the hammer and the nail appear on the job site, but one is at the mercy of the other. One is hammering and one is getting hammered. Technically speaking, this isn’t always negative. After all, nails are needed to build structures — but nails are rarely Mavericks. Why? …

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Starting is cheap. Inaction is expensive.

Too often I hear people complain about the roadblocks of taking action. For most, these challenges are the greatest barriers to getting started. They say that the cost of initiation is expensive. “It takes a lot of money,” they say. “As well as time, and energy, and countless other resources.”

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Ideas have a shelf-life

Many times the ideas we have today can have an immediate impact on our personal lives and countless others, but there is no insurance that guarantees a valuable idea today will have the same value tomorrow.

In fact, ideas are a ‘dime a dozen’ – they even multiply as they are applied. But an idea stored away from the world is worthless.

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You can’t prove ‘new’

Outside of start-up ventures, we’re all, in a way, venture capitalists. We try to maintain a balance between analysis, prediction, and blind faith when deciding what to do and what to avoid – and then, of course, how diligently to do each. But the difference in people’s life paths is often determined by their own…

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Panic is not a strategy

A while back I had a conversation with a doctor I have not forgotten. “Most patients look at professional help purely as a last resort,” he said, “meaning once the pain gets unbearable, they finally come in. Sometimes I can help, but other times, it’s God’s business at that point.  People are not very proactive…

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