Category Archives: Staying Focused

Recognizing “Crisis” For What It Is

“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” This observation was made in an early presidential campaign speech by then U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, revealing how sage … Continue reading

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Closer to the Edge of Glory

The Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team entered the 2011 NCAA playoffs as an unseeded team, and therefore not expected to proceed far in the tournament.  Although highly ranked through much of the season, they were accused of being inconsistent, and therefore … Continue reading

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The Neverending Story . . .

My eldest son, Michael graduated with honors from Duke University in 2008, and played for the Duke Men’s Lacrosse Team for the 2005 through 2008 seasons, which was not without trials and tribulations. In 2006, three of his teammates were … Continue reading

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Emotional Leadership

This year, my son Ryan exemplified many of the conceptual attributes of self-actualization.  As captain of the 2011 Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team. he did so by: Being the “emotional leader” and “heartbeat” of the team; Engaging the support of his … Continue reading

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The Importance of Enthusiasm – A Humorous Look

Self-help guru Dale Carnegie believed there was a little recognized secret of success . . . in a word: Enthusiasm.   He contended this powerful human feeling was the source of boundless energy that led to: Setting and accomplishing goals; … Continue reading

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“The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts” . . .

. . . is a powerful concept attributed to Aristotle, and it applies to the 2011 Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team.  Read on, and you’ll see how.  Synergy Results From Teamwork “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Want It

The below aphorisms underscore the importance of cultivating an unwavering desire to be all one can be (i.e., to self-actualize) and its correlation with success and happiness.  For irrespective of the past, if you are clear about what you are … Continue reading

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When Discouragement Knocks

When things are not going your way, you may hear a faint knock on the door.  But your attention is diverted by a loved one saying: “Don’t worry — things will turn around”.  You again hear an almost undetectable knock, … Continue reading

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