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“The will to win is meaningless without the will to prepare.” Winston Churchill To me, this quote represents a wonderful way to draw back the curtain on achievement. All of us have some sort of desire, deep inside.  Some may desire monetary success, some a certain skill, like excelling at sport or playing an instrument, or even writing.  The list goes on and on.  Given to daydreaming as a child, I would sit under the beautiful giant maple tree in our front yard and imagine all sorts of wonderful things for myself.  When my parents told me that I could be anything I wanted to be, I spent my time wanting Unfortunately, I never really got the prepare thing. Alas, noContinue Reading

Sticky

“Winners are just people who know when to quit—and do it often.”  Stephanie Lee In her article for the New York Times, Lee discusses the value of what she calls “strategic quitting”, or, quitting with intention.  Instead of looking at quitting as a failure, Lee says strategic quitting can represent a leap toward your goals. Many times we get hung up in thinking about time already invested—sunk costs—and resist stepping outside our thought process to ask a simple question: “Why am I doing this, anyway?”  When we get past the “sunk cost fallacy” and tunnel vision that caused the problem in the first place, we can come to the simple conclusion to just (strategically) quit whatever it is.  I mustContinue Reading