making progress is a process…

I remember learning about the tortoise and the hare. There’s a strategy for success in this fable. It’s involves learning how to be a marathon runner. You must be in it for the long haul. Pace yourself. Remember: Good things come to those who wait. Be patient because it really is a virtue, a strength. Remember: Slow and steady wins the race. Making pogress is a process.

Here’s the why –> The Tortoise and The Hare

This is one of my favorite songs for the times I have to dig deeper and remember: Nothing is Impossible. We must find the strength and energy to keep plugging along. It’s required when you want to make progress. We need creativity to get to the finish line. Sometimes, we’ll have to try different ways of doing things. Sometimes, we must break the mold and create new ways. Coming up with great ideas is not a cookie cutter experience. Innovation is a choice. Be willing to be different.

Be committed to making incremental progress; take it step-by-step. Learn about best practices. Be willing to achieve a standard of excellence. Take breaks when you’re tired. We need rest and time to recharge our batteries. We must practice self-care when we’re creating. It’s not easy. Believe in what you started. Know that you can finish. Making progress is a process. Be a tortoise and stay the course.

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We hope you will impact at least 10 people during your life journey. Sharing what you’re learning, your insight and wisdom can help others reach their highest potential.

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Our goal: We want to increase the number of individuals who can increase collective well-being. We can use our ujima (collective work and responsibility) to make a difference and be part of the solution. Let’s make our world a better place for all to live, work, and play, a place where everyone can reach their highest potential.

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