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"THE IMPORTANT THING IS THIS:  

TO BE ABLE AT ANY MOMENT

TO SACRIFICE WHAT WE ARE

FOR WHAT WE COULD BECOME."

CHARLES DU BOS (1882 - 1939)

THOUGHTFUL ARTICLES WORTH READING

Can you Become Creatures of New Habits, Janet Rae-Dupree

Great article about the frame of mind you need to have in order to form new habits.  Discusses stepping out of your comfort zone into what is called the "stretch zone".  Also discusses the benefits to embracing the Japanese technique called kaizen, which calls for tiny, continuous improvements.

The Common Denominator of Success, Albert E.N. Gray

Absolute must read article which suggests that it is not hard work that determines success (even though it might be one of the requirements).  Instead the author presents his arguments that the secret of success lies in forming the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do and are not willing to do.

 

GRIT, Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success, Angela Duckworth

The single biggest predictor of who succeeds and who fails is the GRIT factor.  Grit is not just about perseverance, it encapsulates two other dimensions: passion and purpose.  Those who have passion (internal motivation) for the activity can persist longer than those who just have the willpower.  Those who have purpose (external motivation) can persist even longer than those who have passion.

Why You Need a Coach, Rick Jensen, PHD

Nearly every single professional golfer today teams up with a Coach to help elevate their golf game. After reading this article and you will begin to see why you should do the same.

What Makes a Great Golf Coach, Dr. Paul Schempp

When searching for a coach, see how they measure up against these 10 traits of great coaches.