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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Shorten Your Learning Curve

March 21, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

If I have learned one thing in business, it is “WHY” experience the pain to learn something when you don’t have to; the more knowledge you can gain from others, the better for you. Go to school on other people’s experiences. Learn from their wise words or from their mistakes and shorten your learning curve. I heard it once said: “He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another’s mishap.”



Nothing Happens Until You Decide

March 14, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

“DECIDE” is an enormously powerful word. How powerful is it? You are one decision away from an entirely new life. I would say that is extremely powerful. Every accomplishment starts with a decision, so nothing happens until you “DECIDE” to make it happen. We also need to understand that decisions can be hard to make because sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same thing.



YOU Control Your Destiny

February 28, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

The day you “REALIZE” the fact that YOU control your destiny by the choices YOU make, is the day you start taking control your life. I am going to throw a list of questions at you and let you reflect on your answers. Now, some of these questions might not be applicable to you at all, which is good. BUT, if one or more of these questions strikes a nerve when you read them, then you may have some work to do.



Get Ready for 2021

January 11, 2021

by Robert Stevenson

I shared over 200 posts on LinkedIn in 2020. I thought I would share a few thoughts from my most popular posts; posts that struck a chord, received lots of replies and sparked the interest from those who follow me on LinkedIn. I am just showing one key phrase I pulled from the post, but I think each one has a powerful message. I hope you will find them helpful as you begin your journey into 2021.



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?



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