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What I learned from earning Eagle Scout

Forty years ago, I earned my Eagle Scout award. It remains one of my greatest personal achievements. I learned many valuable lessons from Boy Scouts. In addition to life skills from first aid to paddling a canoe, I learned how to overcome mediocrity and that you can leave unsupportive situations to reach your goals. The most important …

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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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The antidotes to mediocrity

If you have some time, read Mike Rowe’s form letter to Eagle Scout recipients. More importantly, read his reply to a Scout and ensuing discussion on his forum. They offer plenty to think about. As an Eagle Scout (who also earned it in 1977), I also have a few thoughts his issues about earning awards …

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