Your Most Personal Property...

March 23, 2010...

Often, a large barrier to overcome on our goal paths are friends and family.

"Why do you want to do that?" "Well, you might make a small difference, but I don't see any long term impact potential?" "That's not a very good something else."

Goals and dreams are your most personal property.

Never be UNwilling

March 22, 2010...

Hesitancy is one thing. That is understandable, and that can be overcome.

But UNwillingness? That is a dream killer.

Never be UNwilling to take action on your dreams. Never be UNwilling to follow-through with every necessary detail. Never be UNwilling to work on what you want a little bit every day.

Add even one UNwilling to your world...and you have guaranteed that your life will be just a bit less exceptional than it otherwise could have been.

And who wants that?

Slowing Down the Bad Days...

March 21, 2010...

Ever have a day where everything just starts out bad?

You don't have to let that happen, you know. You can stop that momentum from ever getting started, and here's the secret.

From the moment you wake up in the morning, start directing the positive dialogue in your head. No "What do I have to do today...?" today type questions. Instead, start by putting a positive spin on what the day's destiny holds.

A Tenacious Spirit...

March 20, 2010...

"Failure". "Rejection". "Defeat". "Disappointment". 

Call it whatever you want...but it's a crummy feeling.

For me? It sits in the core of my mental and emotional being for as long as the "loss" was big.

But I never let it stop me from battling again. I never let fear stop me from going another round.

An Easier Way...

March 19, 2010...

Some challenges aren't easy to overcome. Some goals aren't easy to accomplish.

Especially when we tackle them alone.

Sometimes, we flat out to need to find the very best people we can to support our mission. Additionally, we can never be afraid or too proud to ask for assistance.

It could be at work. It could be in opening up a new door. It could be in providing fresh eyes on a troubling situation.

Thank an extra-mile friend...

March 18, 2010...

Extra-mile friends are golden.

They are the people who are there to support you in tough times. They
are the people who applaud your success in great times.

They don't ever speak in judgment. They don't ever walk in jealousy.
They are true, and they sincerely care and believe in you.

If you have one of those people in your world, take a moment and say
"thank you."

Because you are so darn lucky to have them.

Responsibility, Routines...and Ruts

March 17, 2010...

We fall into a groove. Some might
say the groove is so deep that it becomes a rut.

"Responsibility" and "routine" become the norm, and the flow of "life"
begins to just carry us along. We stop becoming a generator of the
things to happen...and become simply bystanders to everything that is

Do you feel this is happening in your life?

If so, remember the power of "cause and effect."

Do you have a leak?

March 16, 2010...

"Where did the time go! I didn't get anything accomplished!"

"Today was just one of those days, and I was frustrated all day!"

In our time management, in our attitude...cracks happen in our
foundations. Water seeps in...and we feel like we're drowning.

What eats up your time needlessly? What sends your emotions spiraling
the wrong direction?

Find the crack in your foundation...and plug it.

The "Q" word...

March 15, 2010...

The "Q" word.

Run from it. Avoid it at all costs. Never let "quit" leave your lips.

Because when we do quit, others lose faith in us.

And then we begin to lose faith in ourselves.

A "NO!" Day...

March 14, 2010...


Have you ever had a day where you heard the answer "no" so many times it seemed like there was a morning memo directed to everybody in your world that read: "Just say 'no!'?"

But you know what? "No" is okay. When our dreams are far in their reach,
we need to expect "No!"

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