Leadership Thought #365 – Challenge Yourself

It was about two years ago when a friend bet me I couldn’t do 365 daily blogs. I have no doubt his intentions were well meaning and pure. Today, I have accomplished that goal (even more if you count the “song of the weekend” and other themed blogs). When I first started it felt like a daunting task. I couldn’t imagine I would have enough write about or have the time to get it done in my busy schedule. It also would require more consistent discipline than I am used to. My tendency is to be more of a free spirit and I don’t like to get boxed in by self imposed obligations. However, I have surprised myself and found that I actually like the daily routine of writing this blog. In many ways it has been therapeutic and good for my soul.

Daily Leadership Thought #141 – Actions Matter: How We Do Anything Is How We Do Everything

Most people I know want to create better outcomes in their life. They spend many hours dreaming, thinking, and talking about what a better situation could look like. They are usually confident in their own abilities and feel they measure up favorably against their peers. It’s not unusual to hear them surprised or even offer rationalizations when others they deem less talented or knowledgeable achieve more comparative success. The bottom line is that health, happiness and success are all the result of daily habits and behaviors that over time lead to a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Of course some people are blessed with extraordinary or unusual talent; however they are the exception not the rule.