Author Archives: Robert Posner

It Ain’t Over ‘Till Its Over

For those baseball fans out there, especially ones that follow the New York Yankees, you may remember their great Hall of Fame catcher, Yogi Berra.  Yogi made the All-star team 18 times and played in 10 World Series for the Yankees during his illustrious playing career. Despite being a great player, Yogi was/is probably best […]

What Is Your Tenacity Score?

Here is a definition of “Tenacity”:  Extremely persistent in adhering to or doing something; stubborn or relentless.   If you were to “self-score” your own “tenacity level”, what would that be? I suppose the concept of self-tenacity needs to be broken down to different aspects of our lives.  For example, some people can be very […]

What Percentage Is Inspiration vs. Perspiration?

The great American inventor, Thomas Edison is credited with the famous quote:  “ Genius is one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration.”  He supposedly said this in 1902, but diving deeper into the origins, in the early 1890’s an academic named Kate Sanborn delivered a series of lectures on the topic “What is Genius?” She defined […]

The Fountain Of Youth

The Fountain of Youth, a mythical spring, allegedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Tales of such a fountain have been recounted around the world for thousands of years, appearing in the writings of Herodotus (5th century BC), in the Alexander romance (3rd century AD), and in the stories […]

Celebrating Milestones

 I believe the overwhelming majority of people enjoy celebrating “milestones”.  Some examples include: Celebrating a special birthday, such as turning 21, 30, 40, 50 etc. Passing a certain anniversary of marriage, such as 10 years, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 Having spent a significant amount of years at a work position such as 20 years, 30 […]

Is There Added Pressure on Females?

Recently, I read that a 1960’s singer, Bobby Rydell passed away.  One of the roles he was most known for however, was in the 1963 movie “Bye Bye Birdie”.  This very dated musical also starred a very young Ann-Margret and Paul Lynde, one of the original guys in the old Hollywood Squares television game show. […]

Contributing Factors To Happiness

How “happy” are YOU?  That is a difficult question for any of us to answer.  “Happiness” is a subjective sensation and there is certainly no exact “measuring” system to ascertain anyone’s level of “happiness”.   We all sort of generally know whether we are “happy” and that sensation can change almost hourly, depending on circumstances […]