Sustain the Great

This post is going to combine my multiple worlds, so whatever world you happen to be coming here from, stay with me. I teach English to 8th graders. While working our way through the writing process, I asked them, “What is the most important sentence in a...

Earning Our Awards

Last week while talking with a friend, the topic of rewarding people for their work and their accomplishments came up. This led to that hot topic in sports and the rest of the world lately — participation trophies and awards. Many of you fall squarely in the camp of...

Giving Your Best

If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best. Oprah Winfrey Last week I listened to Oprah Winfrey’s book, What I Know for Sure. It was filled with all kinds of great ideas, advice, and stories. The title for the book, and subsequently,...

Don’t Aim at Success

Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning   This website is called...

Competitive Meditation

“Competitive Meditation?!? What the heck are you talking about, Scott. There is no such thing. That’s an oxymoron.” Okay, first of all, great use of the word oxymoron there, whoever said or thought that comment. Any chance I get to throw in a great...