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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


How Bad Do You Want It?

January 8, 2023

by Robert Stevenson

I love this video. Watch Video It is the perfect depiction of "Giving Your All." The question we all need to ask, and answer is, "How bad do we want success?" The runner in this video was willing to put it “ALL” out there to win. It’s another new year and people making “New Year’s Resolutions” are happening all around us. Last year for my first New Year’s article I pointed out - “25% of the people who take the time to write-up their New Year’s Resolution, only last one week, before going back to their old ways. That number jumps to 34% by the end of one month. The Statistic Brain Research Institute found that only 8% are successful in achieving their resolutions; now that is a depressing number.”



Excuse Book

November 6, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

Before I go any further, I should note, there are several books of excuses. There is Garfield's Book of Excellent Excuses, Excuses for Dummies, The Little Book of Big Excuses, The Book of Big Excuses, Complete Excuses Handbook, and my favorite title ... 1,001 Excuses for How to Get Out Of and Away With Anything.



Embrace the Suck

October 23, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

"Embrace the Suck”!  Say what? What did you say? Did I hear you right? You may have no idea what that means. But a Marine, Navy Seal or Army Ranger understands perfectly what it means, and we all can learn from this phrase.



Age is No Guarantee for Maturity

October 9, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

I decided to do a little research on how our thinking changes as we mature. Now, maturity doesn’t necessarily come with age. It should … but it doesn’t. I once read … “Maturity isn’t proportional to age. Some people develop early, some develop late, and some never develop at all.” The definition of maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. This response is generally “learned” rather than instinctive. You would hope as you grow older you would grow wiser … but, as Ann Landers once said, “Maturity isn’t a product of growing older, it’s a product of growing wiser.”



You’ll Never Regret Being Fair

August 28, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

Being fair seems, in many cases, difficult for people. Many people are selfish and only want what is best for them. So, how can you reach an agreement of fairness between two parties? One excellent example is in the simple cutting of a pie. The easy way to make sure both parties are happy with the results is to have one person cut the pie and the other person gets to pick which piece they want. Simply Stated: “You cut the pie and I’ll pick the piece.”



Why is Common Sense So Uncommon?

August 21, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

If you want to advance your career, be successful in sales, become an effective leader or have more friends and associates willing to help you out when needed, then I suggest you become a student on how to develop strong human relationships. The “Common Sense” I am talking about today will be focused on that one point.



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