You remember the Mayflower, but what about Speedwell?

There are times in our lives when we will be called into action, when we will be required to move, when the opportunity to do something great will lie before us. The question is whether or not we’ll be strong enough and prepared enough to act.

Service Ride Control

In life, rough patches just happen, and you can’t control when they hit, how hard they hit, or how long they last. Appreciating their inevitability helps you take them in stride.

Important questions to ask for a successful job interview

job interview

Here are some questions you should consider asking in an interview. They will not only give you vital information about the company, the job, and your would-be peers, but also help make you look like you know what you’re doing.

Anxiously engaged

Engagement leads to flow. Flow describes those moments when you are so engaged in what you’re doing that you lose all sense of self, all sense of time, all sense of everything. You are wholly, utterly consumed in your focus.

The pursuit of mastery and the mastery asymptote

When you accept the inescapable nature of the mastery asymptote, you realize the joy isn’t in the destination (which will forever elude you), rather, it’s in the journey. The joy is in all the little wins, the little discoveries, the gains you experience along the way.

There is no secret ingredient!

The key to accomplishing all that you ever wanted, the key to changing who you are, the key to reaching new heights, the key to limitless personal power… is just believing in yourself.

Control vs Influence

If you’re talking about the life or lives of others, control is an illusion; influence is what matters.

Microcosms make you stronger

As I’ve continued writing my book, Escape Velocity, I keep thinking upon this notion of microcosms. For more on what I call “The microcosm approach to success,” see the following two posts: Making the most of microcosms (how to use microcosms to achieve large objectives) Controlled Failure (how to fail on your terms) There’s an […]

Controlled Failure

CONTROLLED FAILURE articles As I mention here, we should be failing on a regular basis. I want to fail. To not fail usually means I’m not pushing hard enough. Not trying new things. And there are vital lessons that we learn when we fail that can only be learned through failure. The road to success […]

Making the most of microcosms

A microcosm is just a small version of something much larger. It’s usually very similar in the most important regards, but much simpler. To do something big, try working up to it by degrees.

Joannie Rochette – an emotional night

As we set about to achieve our goals and pursue our dreams, we are often pulled and distracted. The ability to focus, when the pressure is on and your mind wants to be elsewhere, is one of the truly inspirational highlights of a hero.

Change blindness, and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome

Things rarely happen “all of a sudden.” They happen incrementally, by degrees; slowly, over time. The problem is, we usually don’t see them happening until “all of a sudden” it’s too late.

Peaks and valleys

The important thing to remember when you’re in a valley is that you won’t stay there forever. Valleys are temporary, even when they seem to last an eternity.

Shaun White, and the real story of his success

Shaun had all the ingredients to engineer his life for success. He showed early on that he had the passion, the commitment, the drive, and the willingness to work hard. But he had two more things that played a critical role for him to succeed and become the top snowboarder in history.

Are you failing on a regular basis?

People tend to view failure as weakness. But I think it’s the other way around. If struggles make you stronger, what does it mean if you’ve stopped struggling?

Anja Paerson – we fall and we get back up

When you fall, you have to get back up. You have to face your demons. You have to overcome the fear of crashing again. Crashing is part of the process, in any endeavor. What matters is that you get back up and do it again.

Lindsey Vonn – Olympic example

The inspiring story of Lindsey Vonn. Who didn’t start out as the most naturally gifted skier. But she was committed and put in the time and effort she needed to become the most successful American woman skier.