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startled

  *photo credit: http://weknowyourdreams.com/fear.html When I am coaching, I very rarely raise my voice (read “yell”) to get my athletes’ attention.  Because we still exist with three distinct and symbiotic brains, we have literally no control over some of our responses.

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chasing, 1

We’re all chasing something, or many somethings.  Fame.  Love.  God.  Relationships.  Money.  Success. In our chasings, we can get wrapped up in the pursuit.  When that happens, we often lose sight of the trees for the forest, and end up pursuing

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now

For my team: It’s time. It’s time to start. It’s time to start believing. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief. It’s time to start believing, and acting in that belief that you are different. That your

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rut

  Think for a few moments about paths and ruts.  What tends to come to mind? The more a path is walked on, the more developed it gets.  In a forest, animals make game trails.  The more those trails are

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tension

My students have asked several times if we could play tug-of-war after classes.  My response is always the same.  “No!”  I get that this has been a classic game played in PE classes and among friends.  I actually rather like

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elastic

The Weight of Expectation can be a difficult burden to carry. We push up against the next level, and sometimes it pushes back.  It’s like pushing against strong elastic.  The closer we get to that level, and the more the elastic is

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razor

We have decisions in our lives that are razor-thin. We often don’t realize how huge the impact of those decisions are, until much later. There is much to do, and little time to do it.  We are called to be

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46

So I turned 46 on April 15th.  I don’t much care, since 46 is not really a “big” birthday.  I suppose the one cool thing about it is that I am now officially closer to 50 than I am to

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relentless

The word “relent” means to melt, soften, or dissolve.  Isn’t that interesting?  I understood that to relent meant to quit or give up.  What I now more fully understand is the process of relenting.  Relenting can be a gradual process.

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people

I was all set to write a really clever, intelligent, and droll essay on one of the four Compass Points in organizations, namely, People.  I had some pretty great anecdotes and wisdom to share.  As I kept at it, the

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