August 2013 – Behavior Matters!

Month: August 2013

Never Quit!

the following words were from a father to his son – written in a letter as the boy went off to university in 1908.


“That is all the secret of success. Never quit!
If you can’t win the scholarship, fight it out to the end of the examination.
If you can’t win your race, at least finish—somewhere.
If your boat can’t win, at least keep pulling on your oar, even if your eye glazes and the taste of blood comes into your throat with every heave.
If you cannot make your five yards in football, keep bucking the line—never let up—if you can’t see, or hear, keep plugging ahead! Never quit! If you forget all else I have said, remember these two words, through all your life, and come success or failure, I shall proudly think of you as my own dear son.”

John Swain.

These are words that I want to repeat to myself and to my son…thought you might like them.

We need YOUR help in understanding how purposeful change happens

We’re getting serious now!

 We are looking for input from people like you to answer some questions on how you were able to change something in your life or achieve a goal.   We want to understand how you were able to lose weight, get a promotion, start a new hobby, eat healthier, change a bad habit, start a new positive habit, complete a project, etc…).  We are trying to uncover the underlying factors that help people purposefully changed a behavior or attitude.

This research will be used as input to a model of change that we are developing as well as possible inclusion in a book we are writing on the subject.  We want as many people as possible to take this survey – 500 or more would be great.  We are getting serious and have put together a Survey Monkey questionnaire.

Can you help us out and take 5 minutes to take the survey?  Can you help us out and forward this on to others you think who might be interested?

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