SCOTT'S THOUGHTS

Failure is a Catalyst for Innovation

Failure is a Catalyst for Innovation

Have you ever been afraid to take a step of faith because you were worried you might fail? Have you ever hesitated because you didn’t want to make a mistake? I certainly have. ...more

September 18, 20223 min read

Developing Grit & Resilience

Developing Grit & Resilience

Recently, I’ve been thinking about what motivates a person to persevere in the face of struggle. ...more

September 18, 20224 min read

Life After Rehab: My Path to Maintaining Sobriety

Life After Rehab: My Path to Maintaining Sobriety

The day I was discharged from rehab for my alcoholism, my drug and alcohol counselor, Bill, predicted my long-term recovery had a 10% chance of success. The discharge summary he wrote listed my outloo... ...more

September 18, 20224 min read

Second Chances Late in Life

Second Chances Late in Life

Paul shifted in his chair, looking dejected and full of defeat. He was an applicant for the upcoming Physician Assistant (PA) class, but his chances of acceptance didn’t look too good. I was on the ad... ...more

September 18, 20223 min read

How to Bounce Back from Failures

How to Bounce Back from Failures

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.”—Mary Pickford ...more

September 16, 20224 min read

How to Practice Daily Affirmations

How to Practice Daily Affirmations

A daily affirmation is a positive statement about what you plan and expect to accomplish. ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

From Disabled to Distinguished

From Disabled to Distinguished

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was only twenty-seven. ...more

September 16, 20224 min read

Insights to Sobriety

Insights to Sobriety

Next month, I’ll be celebrating nineteen years of sobriety. ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

Learning to Pivot

Learning to Pivot

Being able to pivot and embrace change is an important skill in our rapidly changing world. ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

I was 27 when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. At that time, I didn’t realize the impact this disease would have on my life. The disease was relentless and attacked every joint in my body. I... ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

When I entered my PhD program at the age of thirty-nine, I knew my classmates would soon recognize. ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

It’s the first Monday of the new year—have you set any resolutions? ...more

September 16, 20223 min read

The Power of One Decision

The Power of One Decision

The year was 1972. The Beatles had just broken up, the best TV shows (in my opinion) were The Walton’s and Kung Fu, and most of us guys had hair growing down to our shoulders. For most, it’s just anot... ...more

September 16, 20223 min read

The Power of Failure

The Power of Failure

If you want to be successful, you must learn how to fail. Though most people only want to talk about their accomplishments, every successful person has experienced failure along the way. Mistakes and ... ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

How to Strengthen Your Resolve

How to Strengthen Your Resolve

When I finally decided to stop drinking after thirty years of being an alcoholic, it was only the first step of a lifelong journey. Remaining sober for almost two decades has required me to maintain a... ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

The Benefits of Gratitude

The Benefits of Gratitude

While going on my daily morning walk the other day, I was filled with gratitude about the wonder around me. ...more

September 16, 20222 min read

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