“What are you doing? There are cars coming”, said my mother.“Don’t worry mom”, I replied confidently. “Pedestrians have the right of way”.“Yeah and you’ll be DEAD RIGHT”, she retorted.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” (Winston Churchill)
If you are a college student then you’ve come across some tough final exams, papers, and other big assignments that will consume your life. You may think that the world is going to end if you don’t make a certain grade or accomplish a certain goal. Don’t stress! You’re not the only one in that position.
The year 2017 should be your best year ever. Did you set some “New Year’s Resolutions”. Resolutions are really just goals that we set for ourselves. The following is a list of 25 of the best quotes about achieving goals. I hope that some of these inspire you to achieve your goals for 2017.
Are you looking for a way to reach your potential and differentiate yourself from other people in your industry?
I was a youngster when The Empire Strikes Back was in theaters. I loved that line then and I love it today. It can be used in a variety of settings. However, as I have been thinking about leadership the last few weeks, it has become apparent that some of us get stagnant and don’t really commit to growth as leaders. We say we’ll try, but we don’t really.
“Hey, Jamy, do you have a minute?”, the athletic director asked me as I was getting ready to take my college basketball team on a team building experience. It was early January and school had not yet started.
Little did I know that in the next few minutes, I would be receiving my invitation to a well-known club that has plenty of members all across the country.
“Jamy, we are going to go in a different direction at the end of the year and you will not be returning as our head coach.”
And just like that, as one of the younger head coaches at the NCAA level, I was a card carrying member of the “I Got Fired” club.
We must continually learn and one of the best ways is to read books. I have previously posted some books for coaches and books for leaders. Many of these books are by very popular authors and are on most bookshelves across the nation.
However, I have put together a list of 7 books that you might not have heard of but can help you maximize your potential influence and increase your leadership skills.
Everyone has a past. Often times, the things that have happened to us shape our future. We can do three things with our past. We can LIVE in the past, we can DWELL on the past or we can LEARN from the past. Whichever category you fall into may go a long way toward determining your future.
Just be careful not to end up like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite in the following video clip . . .