"Don't fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today." -Unknown
“Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.”

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Don’t Quit Before the Whistle Blows

3 Reasons to Stay in the Game When You Face a Major Setback

What do you do when you find yourself down on the track while the race goes on without you? We all trip and fall. The question is what comes next?

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Heather Dorniden, now Kampf, is a highly decorated runner with an impressive string of accomplishments. But what’s most impressive was the time she won first place in the 600 meter dash—after falling flat on her face.

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

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Why Going Outdoors Makes You Smarter, Stronger, and More Spiritual

3 Life-Changing Benefits of Nature You Can’t Afford to Miss

Whether we’re in our homes, in our cars, or in our offices, we spend most of our days removed from nature—and it’s not good for us.

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I just returned from a week in the hills and woods of East Tennessee. One of my favorite moments was fly fishing Hesse Creek. It’s world famous for trout, and I had seven on my line and landed two of the most beautiful rainbows ever. It was simultaneously restful and exhilarating.

We all know about the environmental benefits trees and other plants provide. But how often do we take advantage of the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits available from nature?

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it." -Michelangelo

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"More often than not, being brave means doing it scared." -Michael Hyatt

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How to Get Above the Fray and Chart a Better Course

3 Ways a Life Plan Can Point You Where You Want to Go

I love the ocean. Being out on the water fishing is a thrill, and you can see for miles. But being just a few feet above the waves makes all the difference.

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Jump overboard and you suddenly have trouble seeing much at all. You’re bobbing up and down. The waves are coming at you, blocking your view. It’s extremely disorienting.

You’re using all your effort just to stay above the waves and strain for visibility. And there are times when life feels like that, right?

My New Book ‘Living Forward’ Is Finally Here

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I can hardly believe it. My new book, Living Forward, coauthored with my longtime friend Daniel Harkavy, is out today. This launch closes a very important circle in my life.

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Three years ago Daniel and I met on a Florida beach to get away and dream about this project. By then I’d worked with Daniel’s organization, Building Champions, for a decade.

I found their Life Planning process to be hugely beneficial. It’s helped me navigate choppy water personally and professionally. In fact, as I explain in the book, it guided me through some of the worst of the Great Recession. Now we wanted to get that message out as far as we possibly could.

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