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ENTROPY – LOSS OF ENERGY 

Where do you derive “energy?” Entropy is a concept I read about in Dr. Henry Cloud’s book, Integrity. He says that the second law of physics deals with entropy. When a system is left to its own resources, it will cease to grow.  If a system isn’t growing, it will begin to die.  It will […]

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ENCOURAGEMENT AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS

I saw this parenting advice today: “The healthiest kids come from environments that do two things: encourage them with warmth and give them high expectations.” While it certainly applies to parenting, the advice is universally sound. Substitute the word kids with words like relationships, teams, enterprises, schools. You get it. They all work better and […]

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AIMING HIGHER

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I’ve heard a variation of this theme three times this week. I regard it as a “sign” that I should share. Goethe’s idea is that people tend to rise […]

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SEEING PRESSURE AS A GIFT

“Pressure is a privilege. If you’re under pressure, it means someone cares what you are doing.” – Billie Jean King, Hall of Fame tennis pro Most of us regard “pressure” to be a dirty word. We associate it with tension, nerves, and headaches. I know there are times when the pressures of the day seem […]

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