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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence


Parachute Packing

May 7, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

I received this story from a dear friend and just had to share it with you. Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience!



Why Experience the Pain

May 1, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

A person who had just had their 70th birthday was asked by a friend, what sort of changes they were feeling inside? They sent the following reply:



How to Make Hard … Easier

April 10, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

I have a good friend who is an oral surgeon. One time we were talking about how he got so skilled at surgery, and he said that he started working on improving his non-dominant hand skills. He said that surgery requires two-hands, and his patients deserve to have a surgeon whose hands are “equally skilled.” So, he set out on the difficult journey to make his non-dominant hand to function just as efficiently as his dominant hand.



It Seemed That Time Stopped

March 6, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

Time never stops. Well, it seemingly did for me on February 24th at approximately 8:00 am. My wife called out, and I found her on the floor, writhing in pain. We had no clue what was going on, so we headed for the emergency room. Time seemed to stop. Nothing mattered except getting to the ER. Meetings would be missed, Zoom calls cancelled, interviews for programs would have to wait. TIME STOPPED.



Thank You, Anonymous

February 13, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

I am always looking for great quotes, saying, or statements to help reinforce my message and I think it is important to give credit to those who shared their brilliance. Unfortunately, I often come across wise words of wisdom that have been credited to that famous person … “ANONYMOUS.”



Fear of Failure

February 6, 2022

by Robert Stevenson

I have heard it said over and over again that what holds people back from succeeding is the FEAR OF FAILURE. I think there is more to it than that. I think the phrase “FEAR OF FAILURE” is directly connected to FEAR of shame, FEAR of ridicule, FEAR of embarrassment, or the FEAR of humiliation. The sad thing about those fears is they are all shelf-imposed. We are the ones who give those fears value. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” The way to stop that concern is … Don’t Give Your Consent.



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