As a young Star Wars fan, I diligently saved each week’s allowance in order to add to my collection of action figures. I had all of the most popular ones like Han Solo, Princes Leia, and Darth Vader, but my favorites were always the more obscure characters. Many of these were hard to find, and … Continue reading A Change of Course
Depending on which source you look at, between 60 and 80 percent of New Years resolutions fail. By February first, people have either abandoned or forgotten about the goals they set for themselves. For most, it seems, the bar that is set turns out to be a bit too high. Resolutions aren’t the only goals … Continue reading What’s Your Next Milestone?
Do you have big plans to ring in the New Year? Maybe a party to attend, with friends and a band and confetti at midnight? Maybe you prefer something quieter – staying home with family to watch the ball drop on television. Or perhaps you plan to be in bed long before the celebration begins, … Continue reading Big Plans
It’s a week before Christmas and there is so much to do. There are gifts to buy, parties to attend, and preparations for holiday guests that must be seen to. On top of that, I still have my regular household chores and work responsibilities to complete. It seems there just isn’t enough time to get … Continue reading Last Minute
Over the past few days, I’ve had several conversations with friends working on their New Year’s resolutions. There’s something about the idea of a fresh start that makes people want to set goals for improvement. However, we know that hastily made resolutions just don’t last. Within weeks, if not days, the majority of resolutions will … Continue reading Crushing It
It happens every year at about this time. With Thanksgiving over, and the weather turning colder, people start looking toward Christmas and the start of a new year. The goals that were set for the current year are set aside as if time has run out. They assume nothing of significance can be accomplished in … Continue reading Don’t Stop Now
Almost two years ago, a Tesla convertible was launched into space by Elon Musk and Space X. At the time, I remarked that the experiment/stunt served as an object lesson in how to approach goal achievement. The logistics of getting a car into space represented new ways of thinking and a commitment to pushing the … Continue reading Drive On
On September 21st, nine year old Kade Lovell was entered into the St. Frances Franny Flyer 5k race in Sartell, Minnesota. Kade loves to run and had competed in other races, including cross country since the age of six. This particular 5k was part of his training for the upcoming Junior Olympics in Wisconsin. Things … Continue reading Just Keep Running
In November of 1990, a new sculpture titled “Kryptos” was installed on the grounds of CIA headquarters in Langley. Created by artist Jim Sanborn, the 12 block of copper is covered with 1,800 characters carved in four sections. Each section is written in a different code and, together, they form a riddle. It took eight … Continue reading Cracking the Code
What if you could do away with deadlines, appointments, and alarms? What if you could do what you want, when you want to do it? Would you be more productive since you’d be able to focus energy on the truly important things? Or would your output plummet, giving way to procrastination? That’s the question facing … Continue reading What Time is It?