Category Archives: Goals

Zachary Fenell provides three more self-reflection questions to ask yourself on your birthday.

Three More Self-Reflection Questions to Ask On Your Birthday

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Cake, friends, and family indicate birthday time! Before embarking on these festivities though, consider first answering some self-reflection questions. Previously I suggested you answer the following five questions on your birthday. What stands out? What did you accomplish? What went right? What went wrong? How can you move forward better in the next year? Today…

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Build your resolve and unlock your beast mode!

Building Your Resolve

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New Year resolutions, what flimsy and meaningless statements! If you agree with that, today I am writing directly to you. I am challenging your thoughts. Hopefully help you realize “flimsy” and “meaningless” actually describe another item, your resolve. Happy New Year by the way! In retrospect maybe I should avoid hurling insults before expressing celebratory…

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Don't write your year in review too early! You still have time to squeeze out the failure.

Hold Off On Your Year in Review!

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With each passing day in December more and more year in reviews emerge. Bloggers post them before taking hiatuses. The bloggers electing to rest before the New Year arrives. Heck the same goes for people in general. Maybe even you! Perhaps you find yourself reflecting on the past 350-plus days. I understand the temptation. Few…

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Mementos from road races I've completed.

Moving Towards a Better Life

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A better life, what a phrase! Those three words possess a great allure. At the same time those very same three words can sink you, leaving you overwhelmed with frustrations and regrets. You might grapple internally with questions like “Why am I not seeing greater results?” or “What am I doing wrong?” In an attempt…

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“Play until the clock goes out and if you lose at least you can say you went down fighting.” - Dr. Eric Thomas

Planning for Fourth Quarter Living

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With September winding down, the fourth quarter approaches. How does that make you feel? Maybe you find yourself in shock, your thoughts consistently repeating one phrase “October already!” Possibly pressure caused by everything you still need to accomplish this year looms over you, leaving you feeling helpless. At least now you can seek comfort in…

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Switch your mindset to ON and act with purpose and precision.

Celebrating Personal Maintenance

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You deserve some applause. For real, I’m serious. While you remain focused on whatever goal you continue to work towards, you overlook frequent activities deserving accolades. Activities you may humbly wave off as simply personal maintenance. However, I feel there exists a time to celebrate personal maintenance. Yes, celebrate! Without tending to personal maintenance, life…

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Challenges your limits

Challenge Your Limits

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Think about the last time you said “I can’t.” What couldn’t you do? Why? Answering these questions will most likely lead to a discussion on limits. Who set said limits? The dialogue continues! Allow me to ask one more question. When did you last challenge your limits? Others in the cerebral palsy community helped me…

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James Scchleicher

Guest Post: Unpack Your Personal Baggage

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If you read my blog regularly, the name James Schleicher will sound familiar. James and I met through our college newspaper and quickly became friends. Post-college our friendship grew stronger thanks to similarities in our professional pursuits. Recently while on the phone with each other we discovered even more common ground. In the past we…

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2015 Hopes & Dreams

Finding and Maintaining Motivation

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Almost halfway through 2015 I must ask you my dear reader, where do you stand with the New Year resolutions you set back in January? Stay honest with me. More importantly, stay honest with you. No worries if you cannot claim success right now. You still possess time. Go look at how many days remain…

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