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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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WORKING HARD AND EXECUTING WELL

“When entitlement sets in, you have a problem.” – Kirby Smart, University of Georgia national championship football coach After a long season, college football ended with the Georgia Bulldogs earning their second straight national championship. When asked post-game how they accomplished it, Smart said his team worked. They weren’t entitled. 2022 was a championship year […]

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INSPIRATION FROM GENERAL GEORGE PATTON

George Patton was a famous World War II general.  Yesterday I encountered two quotes of his from completely different sources.  I figured it was a sign. The first was an inspiration posted on Twitter that read: “You’re never beaten until you admit it. So, don’t admit it.” On one hand it sounds stubborn. But there […]

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COMMITMENT INVITES PROVIDENCE

“I’m trying to make the best of it.” Things happen that we didn’t want to happen.  Such circumstances can be very big or minor.  Illnesses, loss of loved ones.  Financial setbacks.  Name it.  They can go on and on. “Trying to make the best of it” sounds less than fully committed to me.  It has […]

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