Posts Tagged ‘life purpose’

JACK PALANCE’S CHARACTER ABSOLUTELY HAD THE RIGHT IDEA IN INSISTING THAT ONE THING LOOMS OVER ALL ELSE IN MAKING SUCCESSFUL LEAPS

On her blog, “She Writes,” Julie Luek commented the other day on how important it is to know your purpose if you want to succeed at making the leap consistently as a writer or in any other endeavor.
Here’s how she introduced the idea:
“One of my favorite movie scenes is from the film City Slickers. In [...]

America’s Most Successful Restaurant Entrepreneur Died the Other Day, and For Some Reason, This Set Me to Thinking about Inviting the Future into Your Life

While reading Norman Brinker’s obituary in The New York Times a day or two ago, I began to think of how important it is to find your purpose in life and then stay with it all your days and nights. Who knows why I started thinking about this at that particular moment, but I did, [...]

The New Sign on the Door of a Restaurant I Frequent Says “Dinner Is No Longer Served.” And Therein Lies a Story About the Importance of Niches.

As much as I’ve seen the principle demonstrated, it never ceases to make my brows go up when I encounter another example of just how nitche-specific the Universe is.
My co-author, David Neenan, and I discussed the importance of nitches in Evergreen: Playing a Continuous Comeback Business Game. We introduced the idea this way:
“When we talk [...]

I Think I May Have My Epitaph: “He Was Born to Handle Books.”

I love books.
People who know my family history know that this love almost assuredly has its roots in my father’s love of books. Nearly all the time I knew him, he surrounded himself with books, sometimes when the family would have been better off had he spent the money on other things.
In spite of my [...]