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3 Lessons I Learned from Jimmy Carter: Did You Always Do Your Best?

Photo of John R. Miles and President Jimmy Carter about the article Did You Always Do Your Best

In the annals of leadership and personal development, few stories resonate as profoundly as the encounter between a young Jimmy Carter and the formidable Admiral Hyman Rickover. This defining moment, etched into history, occurred during Carter’s interview for a position in the Navy’s burgeoning nuclear submarine program. Known for his exacting standards and relentless pursuit […]

Rising From the Ashes: 3 Ways Glenn Cunningham Raced to Greatness

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In life, we often find ourselves facing daunting challenges that threaten to derail our dreams and aspirations. Yet, amidst the trials and tribulations, some individuals not only survive but thrive. What sets these resilient souls apart? The answer lies in the potent combination of optimism and determination — qualities exemplified by Glenn Cunningham. Imagine being told […]

Shedding the Past, Shaping the Future: Mastering the Power of Letting Go

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Have you ever stood at the edge of a decision, your heart racing with the sheer weight of it? That’s where I found myself—not on some grand cliff overlooking the ocean, but staring down the daunting task of letting go. The concept isn’t new, yet its significance is often underestimated until it stares us right […]

The Action-Oriented Mindset: Building Courage Through Doing

Group of workers showing how using an action-oriented mindset leads to incredible results

Imagine standing at the edge of a cliff, gazing into the vast expanse of your aspirations and dreams. Below lies a terrain brimming with potential for success and fulfillment. Yet, you hesitate, believing you need the wings of confidence to leap toward those dreams. This belief anchors many in place, trapped by the idea that […]

7 Workplace Gratitude Practices for Success and Happiness

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In my journey to uncover the secrets of professional excellence and personal happiness, I’ve come to realize the transformative power of workplace gratitude. This revelation became even more profound during a fascinating conversation I had today with renowned author and Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein about his upcoming book, “Look Again,” which delves into the […]

Quiet Desperation: The Hidden Truth and 4 Ways to Break Its Chains

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Henry David Thoreau’s profound words, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,” echo a stark reality in our modern, fast-paced society. We often find ourselves ensnared in a relentless cycle of monotonous work and fleeting leisure, all while pursuing materialistic achievements. This endless race for wealth, status, and possessions frequently culminates in a […]

Redefining Anxiety: Why Becoming the Anxiety Optimizer Can Fuel Your Success

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When you hear “Anxiety,” what images flash through your mind? For many, it evokes a cascade of negative connotations: stress, worry, unease. It’s often visualized as a whirlwind of discomfort, a racing heart, a mind beset by doubt, or the persistent apprehension before major events like a crucial presentation or an important exam. In a […]

Discover Your Matter Meter: Why Mattering is the Key to a Passion-Struck Life

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Ever felt like you’re just going through the motions, a tiny fish in an endless ocean of routines and expectations? We’ve all been there, navigating the vastness of life, sometimes feeling lost and insignificant. But here’s the transformative truth — you are more than just a small part of this vast cosmos. You have the potential to […]

Designing Your Dream Year: The Art of New Year Planning

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As we close the chapter on 2023, it’s time for reflection and New Year planning. Whether it soared with triumph or tested our resolve, each moment has been instrumental in sculpting our current selves. The trials we’ve faced have honed our resilience, turning adversity into a forge for our inner strength. Similarly, our successes have […]

Dare to Dream: 7 Proven Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

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Have you ever stood on the brink of something extraordinary, only to hold yourself back with thoughts like “I can’t do this” or “My efforts don’t matter”? Perhaps after achieving something remarkable, did you ever doubt your worthiness, feeling like an imposter in your own success story? You’re not alone in this struggle to overcome […]

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