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The Strategic Value of the Human Will

The Strategic Value of the Human Will
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
-MuhammadAli

Affirmations are strategic tools. Affirmations gives us inner strength and persistence to succeed when the odds seem against us. Take Muhammad Ali, for example. He grew up during when segregation was alive and well in America. Allegedly, Ali had his bike stolen, and he wanted to take out his anger on the person who stole it. Ali’s inner strength captured the attention of a police officer who recognized the potential Ali had to become a great boxer. That police officer helped change Ali’s life- for the better. Muhammad Ali leveraged his will to generate strategic capacity that created more opportunities.
Ali’s energy created options, that led to more options, as he developed new skills and relationships to propel him to wealth, fame and self-actualization. Ali became wealthy, a philanthropist and a social activi…

Strategy, Opportunity and Options

Strategy, Opportunity and Options


Here’s a thought for the day. We often hear the word strategy, and often do not know what it really means.  In fact, the word strategy is often an overused term, as well as a misused term.  I’ve seen myriad misuses in all spheres, to include my dominant domain, the military.
To focus thinking, I view strategy from the perspective of one’s ability to generate capacity, and to use that capacity to live life on my own terms.
I learned this perspective as a young Marine mentored by a Marine Major I worked for. He taught me that ‘captains think tactics; generals think logistics’.  In other words, great generals think of the long game. Great generals develop the capacity to sustain their organizations and people to achieve a form of victory.
In the civilian world I learned another form of developing capacity. Through podcasts, and renowned speakers, I learned how to generate mental and moral capacity that leads to strategic opportunity. Tim Ferriss and Derek S…

Time_as_Strategic_Capacity–Liability_or_Asset?

Time as Strategic Capacity – Liability or Asset?
Time is a strategic resource; it is initially free to each living being, but is limited to how long we live and how we use it.The use of time shapes the quality of life for oneself, and those around them. Management of time indicates if one will live a life of wealth, or debt.
Time is real; money is not. Time is free, but limited to our lifespan.Money comes in many and continuously changing forms. It can be paper, stone, virtual, etc. Money has value based on value perceived and given by others.We learn and talk about investing money and what compounding interest can bring, however, we do not teach much about investing time and what intangible compounding interest it can bring.

There are 24 hours in a day. Eight of those hours are needed for rest and rejuvenation. It appears the remaining 16 hours are ours to use as we wish.This is not the case.
Time as a Liability
Many people work at least eight-hour days making money for someone else’…