Dean’s Personal Philosophy

My guiding principles:

  • Kaizen (Continuous improvement):   I may not be good at something, but if I set a goal to achieve in that area, stay focused, work to improve 1% a day, and then over a year’s/lifetime that 1% will be compounded.   Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers, mentioned that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master a something.  Sub-values that fall under this topic are:
    • Goal setting
    • Learning/Growing
    • Focus/Discipline/Persistence
    • Daily practice/study
  • Stay Together (Loyalty/Family):  I strongly believe in the family sticking together, loving, supporting and encouraging each other.
  • Positive Attitude:  I tell my kids constantly that they must control their attitude.  As Victor Frankl mentions, you can’t control outside circumstances, but you can control your response/attitude to them.

More to come later.

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