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THE RULE OF THIRDS

Olympic runner Alexi Pappas says that when trying to do something hard, you should expect “crappy” days. “My Olympic coach told me after a particularly challenging workout… ‘that’s okay, it’s the rule of thirds,’” Pappas recalled. When she asked her coach to explain what he meant, he said, “When you’re chasing a dream or doing […]

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DISAPPOINTMENT – STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING SETBACKS

There’s no avoiding it. You win some and lose some. Health changes. You fall short on goals. Circumstances conspire to prevent desired outcomes. An article in Psychology Today by Dr. Melanie Greenberg described strategies for overcoming setbacks. I jotted down some thoughts about her guidance. Face the truth. Every disappointment deserves assessment. Some get stuck at […]

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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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STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Quincy Jones is one of the greatest music producers of all time. He helped musical talent from Michael Jackson to Frank Sinatra reach their potential as singers. The more success he achieved by helping others, the more he sought out to work with fresh talent. I listened to an interview with him recently. He was […]

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