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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Bottom of the Basket

November 15, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

It’s just a simple purchase … a basket of peaches at the local farmers’ market. The peaches on the top, and even in the middle are all beautiful …but the farmer’s character is revealed with the fruit they placed on the bottom of the basket. The fruit on the bottom should be just as good as the fruit on top, but a farmer of weak character will put the bruised (damaged) fruit on the bottom.



Welcome Criticism

March 1, 2020

by Robert Stevenson

Welcome criticism? Those are two words that are hard to swallow. Don't you just hate criticism? I mean, think about it. It doesn't make you feel good. You tend to question the agenda of the person giving it; is their intention to help them look better in the eyes of others at your expense? Pure and simple, criticism is a painful experience. So why should we welcome it?



You Can’t Measure Them

September 8, 2019

by Robert Stevenson

A “Standardized Test” can measure your mastery of writing, language, and math … but it should never be used to define a person and their TRUE POTENTIAL TO SUCCEED. Our success has a great deal to do with our level of SKILL, but not everything. I know a lot of talented, smart, well-educated people who have, in no way, come close to reaching their full potential.



The World’s Most Needed Skill

July 21, 2019

by Robert Stevenson

Theodore Roosevelt described the world’s most needed skill as “the most important single ingredient in the formula for success.” The renowned motivational business speaker, Brian Tracey said, “this skill will determine your happiness and success.”



The Power of Punctual

July 14, 2019

by Robert Stevenson

Personally, I am not a fan of people who are always late. Sometimes, things happen that we have no control over such as car accidents, traffic jams, and unexpected family emergencies … to name a few. I am not addressing those.



Why Experience the Pain

April 7, 2019

by Robert Stevenson

Life is too short to learn and experience it ALL yourself. Success comes to those who seek knowledge/ADVICE and apply it. For you advice givers out there, remember this: 1) a good example has more value than advice. 2) never give another person advice that you wouldn’t be willing to take.



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