Tag Archives: Perseverance

Everyone Wants to Be a Frog Man/Frog Woman on Friday

Andy Stumpf, retired member of the US Navy SEAL Team 3, shares with great leaders his compelling insights on the importance of perseverance in difficult times and never giving up. Everyone wants to be a Frogman on Friday. One of … Continue reading

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On Greatness

Kobe Bryant was once asked: “What is your definition of greatness?” In his beautiful simplicity and humanity, he said: “I think the definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you. I think that’s what greatness is or … Continue reading

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Because You Are Still Growing

In his book, The Sower’s Seeds, Brian Cavanaugh tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary as a reminder to great leaders of the power of their commitment and steadfastness in achieving their life’s goals and purpose. Sir Edmund Hillary was … Continue reading

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The Power of Consistency and Desire

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Words said by Estée Lauder that resonate in the minds and hearts of great leaders. It is not living a life on the sidelines, nor settling for mediocrity. It is about … Continue reading

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On the Power of Dreams

Cesar Chavez tells great leaders: “To make a great dream come true, first requires a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence.” It is from dreams that visions arise, and from visions strategy;from strategy goals and from goals results. Dreams … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Planarian Worm

In a New York Times article about the planarian flatworm, great leaders find inspiration about the power of the indomitable human spirit. The planarian flatworm is found globally. It has the unique ability to grow back its body parts. “You … Continue reading

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The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In her TED Talk, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Lee Duckworth shares her research findings of the “one characteristic [that] emerged as a significant predictor of success.” From research with business corporations about who would succeed in … Continue reading

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Be the One…

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” writes Joseph Campbell. With this privilege comes the great leaders’ beautiful and awesome responsibility to define who they are and who they will become in all their magnificent complexity and wonder. … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Giant Bamboo Tree

In Don Miller’s Trading Journal, Miller shares Eric Aronson’s story, Keep Watering Your Bamboo Tree. It tells of the giant Chinese Moso bamboo tree that holds learning for great leaders in their pursuit of their goals and dreams in life. “In the Far East, … Continue reading

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