What the Best Do Better

What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else

Jon Gordon’s book “Training Camp” is a great read about the traits of excellence. In this book, Gordon shares some of the qualities that all of the best performers- in any field- have in common.

We can all learn from some of Gordon’s thoughts about what the best do better:

1. The best know what they truly want; they know what they want to be great at

2. The best want it more.

3. The best are always striving to get better; they don’t get comfortable or complacent.

4. The best do ordinary things better than everyone else.

5. The best zoom-focus; they concentrate on the things that matter and create success and tune out distractions and naysayers.

6. The best are mentally stronger; they stay positive through adversity and are resilient when facing challenges

7. The best overcome their fear.

8. The best seize the moment; they do not allow their fear of failure to define them-the moment is more important than any success or failure.

9. The best tap into a power greater than themselves.

10. The best leave a legacy; they live and work with a bigger purpose.

11. The best make everyone around them better; through their own pursuit of excellence, they bring out the best in others

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College Campus Ban Plastic Water Bottles

College campuses across the US are moving away from single-use disposable water bottles. There are over a dozen colleges in the US and Canada who have banned plastic water bottles. Many schools are implanting hydration stations to provide easy outlets for refilling reusable water bottles. This push to ban disposable plastic water bottles has been led by student run organizations as well as school administrators striving for a more sustainable campus. There has been some resistance from large corporations as well as students who believe in the right to choice.

The article points out that “Bottled water consumption has more than doubled in past decade, from 13.4 gallons to 29.3 gallons per person from 1997 to 2007, although demand has tapered off during the past three years. Part of the ambivalence stems from realizations that most bottled water is glorified filtered tap water, as well as concerns over chemicals like phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) leaching from plastic containers into liquids. In addition, more consumers are realizing that 80% of plastic water bottles end up in landfills and incinerators, adding up to tremendous amounts of waste.” http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/college-campuses-dump-disposable-water-bottles/

All in all, it is great to see that college students and campuses are realizing harmful effects plastic water bottles have on us and our environment.