Category Archives: Mack Newton On

Understanding Goals

The ability to form and realize goals is the Number One achievement skill. Goals are essential to your happiness and success in life. Without clear goals, you just drift and live your life without purpose. Without goals, change becomes unpredictable and a source of anxiety. Goals become a way to control the direction of change Read More


William James of Harvard University said: “Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are dampened, our fires are checked, we are making use of only a small part of our mental and physical resources.” The psychologist and philosopher wrote those words over 50 years ago and they are Read More


In the world of professional sport and high-level athletic performance…stress sometimes determines winners and losers and separates stars from the superstars. So, what exactly is stress and can we eliminate or control it? Obviously there is a good side to stress, it can push us to higher levels of achievement and performance than we had Read More

Great Expectations

I feel that I am pre-disposed by nature to great expectations. Throughout my life, no matter how troubling or challenging the circumstances, somehow I always expected things to work out well. Even during the days when as a teenager I was living on the mean streets of Chicago, Illinois…enduring the cold winter days and nights…living Read More

Persistence, Part Two

Most people quit. It’s a simple as that. Most people quit. It’s no secret…successful people never quit. If there is a secret, it’s that persistence is the main ingredient to winning at anything. It frequently comes down to being just that simple…that success hinges on simply never giving up. Calvin Coolidge said: “Nothing in the Read More