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Dressing like a “loser”

My wife suggested that I get a souvenir to celebrate the Rams making it to Super Bowl LIII. I told her I would wait until after the game since I already had Rams shirts to wear. I figured if the Rams won, I would rather get the World Champions gear. If they lost, I could …

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Am I good enough?

All of us experience moments of self-doubt. We lose a contest, get passed over for promotion, or have our ideas rejected. That’s when the question pops up, “Am I good enough?” There are times when we feel that we aren’t. Our talents only go so far. We are constrained by our physical bodies. We may …

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Why optimism is practical

I’ve been accused of being overly optimistic. The other day, an engineer asked me for an estimate to complete a document. I told him I would have it ready the next day. He was puzzled. “Are you sure you can really finish it that quickly?” I assured him I could. Not only did I finish …

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Goals, not resolutions

I’ve said it before, but I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. It’s better to set goals, and make sure that they are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-targeted. But goals, like resolutions, can be set with all of the best of intentions and still be tossed aside and forgotten within weeks. How …

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50

My father said that you can’t invest in retrospect. When you turn 50, you have to. It’s a time to look back, take stock of where you are and how you got there, and decide where you are going. As I look around my home office, I see my life’s highlight reel. My Eagle Scout …

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