Success Principles articles


Patriots Belief and Winning

Tom Brady. (George J. Abraham photograph.) “Toss to White…HE’SSSSSSSSSS IN! Patriots win the Super Bowl!” That’s Fox sportscaster Joe Buck’s call of New England Patriots running back James White’s overtime touchdown run. With this run on Sunday the New England Patriots did what no team in 50 previous Super Bowls was able to accomplish. They


Passion and Space

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. (Photograph by Larry D. Moore, Creative Commons.) Do you ever think to yourself if only I can just figure out how to do what I’m really passionate about? Then everything will fall into place and my career and life will be great. My own life proves that uniting what we


When Opportunities Knock

Sometimes we know our purpose and we look for opportunities that we believe will provide a pathway to create what we want. Other times we simply rely upon our intuition and take advantage of opportunities that avail themselves to us. Where these occasions will ultimately lead us is uncertain (and hopefully developing). In either case


The Power of Habits

Author Charles Duhigg. (Creative Commons.) In a conversation with a client this week I was reminded just how much we (me in particular) resign ourselves to relying on habits to get through every day at work and otherwise. In essence, all of our lives take shape around the series of steady thoughts and practices we


Taking Your Own Advice

This week I was waiting in line at the bank when I was approached by someone who reads my articles regularly. They noted that they had not read a new article for a couple of weeks. It was reminder (I did not need) that sitting down and writing a new piece was proving to be


Sunday Morning

Paulo Coelho and Craig Sager. (Creative Commons.) Having a cup of coffee, looking out the window at the rain and considerable amount of snow and ice on the ground, I was debating whether to go for my normal Sunday morning outdoor run. For safety sake, I decided to go to the gym and do a