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Ferris Bueller philosophically stated “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” in the classic Americana film, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”   Aside from Matthew Broderick’s character use of trickery throughout the film to get ahead of forces looking hold him down (i.e. the principal, Ed Rooney), he found himself going in circles. It was not until Ferris took moments to reflect and become grounded that he gets to where he wants to be. This is what Brad Stulberg exactly presents to the reader in “The Practice of Groundedness”.  We italicize...

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“If you don’t look back at yourself and think, ‘Wow, how stupid I was a year ago’, then you must not have learned much in the last year”. This is what Ray Dalio, the founder and manager Bridgewater Associates (world’s largest hedge fund) told Adam Grant, the author of “Think Again”. In today’s world, we often find ourselves curating an environment that just feeds our egos, beliefs, political position, and ideas. We entrench ourselves in our respective camps and create social echo chambers that creates this determinantal cycle to continue. An observer today does not have to look far to...

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It sounds counter intuitive, but standing for what you believe in allows you to move in life how you want. We have all been in situations where it is easier to simply agree with the other to avoid the hard conversations. What that creates is more confusion, less progress and a life that isn't true to its core. Imagine for a second if you actually stood your ground?  What would life look like? Would you enjoy waking up to the next day a bit better? Would you have a stronger drive to push forward? We believe the answer to those...

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Keep it simple.

Understand that anything in this life that is worth doing: is worth overdoing.

We all have the "pie in the sky" objectives or "pipe dreams", but these names were give to us by those on the other end; by those who don't dare step outside their comfort zone.

The real ones know it takes Small Victories to win the overall conflict and accomplishing the objective.

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  Team and cohesiveness starts with yourself.   If you’re not working on you, you need to because everyone eventually finds what seems to be or might be their kryptonite, what scares them and most of that is the fear of failure or even going the distance. That path that’s silent but so loud at the same time is where you’ll grow, fall, want to quit and sometimes will feel like you’re mentally dying.   I’ve ran into many of those both in and out of the military and had my ups and downs but the simple trick was keeping one foot...

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