In 1909, an American businessman became disoriented in a dense London fog. As he stood under a street light trying to find his way, a boy emerged out of the mist and asked if he could be of help. “You certainly can,” replied the American. He shared the business he was trying to find and … Continue reading The Story of One Good Turn
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. – Eugène Delacroix I’ve been giving the label “Good Enough” a hard time for the past few days on this blog. And rightly so, for in any grand endeavor it’s the silent temptress, wooing us to abandon the greatness to which we aspire. But … Continue reading When is Good Enough Truly Good Enough?
The Boy Scouts of America are celebrating their 100-year anniversary this year. A few months ago I shared the story of how it started. Right now my nephew is enjoying the last day of the National Scout Jamboree along with tens of thousands of other teenage boys. Watching the arena show over the internet Saturday … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned from Boy Scouts
Sarah and I had a few friends over this past weekend and toward the end of the evening we started discussing our greatest passions. The conversation was frank and authentic, as it always is among people willing to be real, and it turns out we ran the gamut in our little group. Some had their … Continue reading 8 Questions to Help You Find Your Passion
As I finished grilling out the other day, I was reminded of the biggest secret to achieving sustained success in anything. Most people are familiar with the phrase, Begin with the end in mind. It’s the second of Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s incredibly useful advice that applies to everything from grocery shopping … Continue reading The Secret to Sustainable Success