Posts Tagged ‘Success’

Mark Cole: Success Begins With Purpose

The most popular question John Maxwell receives when he is on the road speaking and coaching is: “How do I become successful?” John’s reply usually goes something like this: “You cannot achieve what you have not defined.” John’s response is designed to help the questioner begin the journey to discovering his or her purpose. John…

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Mark Cole: If You Want Answers, Ask Questions

Questions have power. Think about the power of simply asking, “Why?” Bernard Baruch said, “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the only one who asked why.” Thank God for Isaac Newton! But what about the millions who saw the apples fall and never asked why? What kept them from asking the question? Have…

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How Do You Define Success?

In 1986, when I was 39 years old, I began to notice a terrible trend among my colleagues, college buddies and friends: divorce. This was happening in a variety of marriages – from the shaky to the apparently strong. Margaret and I didn’t think our relationship was in any kind of danger, but then again,…

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Moving from Survival Mode to Significance

What drives you when you get up in the morning? Most people settle into one of three areas: survival, success, or significance. If you’re like many people, you may be struggling just to keep your head above water. You’re in survival mode. Whether because of circumstances, setbacks, or poor choices, you have to put a…

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The Key to a Life that Matters

There’s a secret to filling the pages of your life. It’s not hard to decipher, but sometimes it takes a little practice. Take me, for example. Back in 1976, I received a gift from Eileen Beavers, who was my assistant at that time. As I unwrapped it, I saw it was a book with the…

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You can jumpstart your growth starting today

Today I’m excited about the release of my newest book, JumpStart Your Growth. Part of my “JumpStart” series, this book is designed to help anyone take small positive steps every day for 90 days, to experience real and lasting personal growth. As a reader of this blog, you are probably already an avid seeker of…

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What’s the one thing all successful people have in common?

What’s the one thing all successful people have in common? Some would say it’s great ability or intelligence. But we all can probably think of someone who’s not particularly talented who’s doing quite well. Others would point to a privileged upbringing. In other words, a head start via training or opportunities that others didn’t have.…

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Standing on the shoulders of giants

Who deserves the credit for your successes? If you said, “I do,” you may be mostly right. We all must make our own choices and reap the results of those choices. However, I say you’re mostly right because no one succeeds in a vacuum. I believe that all successful people owe a debt of gratitude…

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What Successful People Know About Winning

My friend Robert Schuller once asked, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?” That’s a great question, an inspiring question. When most people hear it, they start dreaming. They are motivated to reach for their goals and to risk more. I have a question that I think is just as…

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