“It’s only a dream until you write it down. Then it becomes a goal.”: Emmitt Smith, San Diego, and Returning to the West Coast

I'm sitting here in the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, where I return for the first time since 2015 when I was here for the Winner's Celebration event for Farm Bureau Insurance. San Diego is just a beautiful as it was then, though I've learned twice now that sunny Southern California isn't as warm as one would think this time of spring. While I'd love to be outside, I am instead seated comfortably inside, away from a brisk cold wind that has...

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The Common Misperception of What It Means to “Change the World”

How many people have you ever heard say, or imply, that they want to do something to "change the world?" I once worked in the admissions office of my alma mater, Chowan University, and I cannot tell you how many students I met who said they aspired to do something in their life that would "change the world."

Naturally, people want to make an impact. They want what they do to make a difference. However you want to say it, many people want to spend their life doing something that can "change...

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