Commentary

The difference between drive and motivation

Nov 8th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I recently visited with my daughter, who had just completed her basic and phase one training with the Air Force. While I am proud of her for accomplishing those tasks, what really made me proud was not the fact that she did it, but how she did it. Cassidy was always a
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Being comfortable with discomfort

Nov 1st, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Like many people, one of my new year’s resolutions was to go to the gym more often to work on my rapidly softening body. Unlike most people, I saw the new-year’s resolution failure thing coming and started my resolution a few months ago, so if I failed, I would have a good
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Don’t tell me I’m talented

Oct 25th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough My son is a pretty good writer. Occasionally he lets me read a school paper and I am continually blown away at the quality of his writing, especially for someone his age. Typically, when I finish one of his papers, I comment on how good it is and how he should write
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The intersection of failure and ineptitude

Oct 17th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough While growing up I built a lot of fences. Our life in a rural area with livestock required a lot of fences to be built and repaired. My dad thought it was important that I learn a good work ethic, so he gave me the opportunity to try my hand at building
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Building a Better Mousetrap

Oct 11th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I have been going to the gym for a couple of years now. I like the gym, it is a place of refuge where I can work out my daily frustrations. When I started, I thought I would go to lose weight and change the way I feel. Then, somewhere amidst the
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What do you think about that?

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I enjoy playing chess, but struggle with the intricacies of the game. There are so many subtle strategies and scenarios to think through that I get lost and make impetuous moves. Part of the problem is that I have never taken time to study the game, yet I wonder if the real
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Getting out of your mind

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough What do you do when the thought of doing something paralyzes you? The average person would spend an inordinate amount of time running mentally through thousands of possible scenarios, most of which end up poorly. As your mind tries to anticipate the actions and reactions of those around you, the knot in
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Fall in love with the process

Sep 12th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I hate success. I am one of those people who struggle being satisfied with accomplishments because they are never good enough. Every time I reach a goal, I have a fleeting sense of satisfaction, which is chased away quickly by a sense of inadequacy. In my mind, the mountain isn’t tall enough
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Otter: Let’s celebrate private sector job growth

Sep 1st, 2016 | By
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter

Op-Ed By Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter Labor Day traditionally is a time for celebrating our working men and women, the folks who keep our society running, who keep us healthy, who build our communities, who feed and clothe us, who serve and protect us, and who sacrificed over the years to improve working conditions for
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How to make time stand still and get more done

Aug 30th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently, I noticed a help wanted ad seeking someone who could multi-task. The ad stated that this was a must-have skill. In reviewing my own skill set, I felt I would qualify as someone who is a good multi-tasker. I always have multiple projects going and find myself constantly juggling priorities to
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