Everyday Lessons

April 27, 2009...

I was asked where I get my ideas for my newsletter and my blogs.

The answer is easy: I get ideas from everywhere.

In conversations. From books. From the news. From a movie. From something I see while running.

"Later" Starts "Now"

April 26, 2009...

Later, when the dust clears and you can see the consequences of previous individual decisions, you'll notice a trend: It feels better to have made the hard choice.

1. Later, you wish you had had one less drink.

"Choice" Awareness

April 25, 2009...

Choices. They surround us every day. Little choices. Big choices.

When to get up? Choice.

Your toothpaste this morning? Choice.

What to eat for lunch? Choice.

Look around you for the answer

April 24, 2009...

If you want to know your current potential, look around you.

Look at the people in your life.

Deep-Sea Goal Fishermen

April 23, 2009...

Sometimes...heck, often times...things just don't go as we'd like.

The new job isn't what was expected. The revised marketing plan falls flat. The once-promising relationship grows cold. It's just life.

I went "Wow!"

April 22, 2009...

I received shipment of a few thousand books today. It was MY book. It went something like this...

There was a knock.

Will tomorrow be better?

April 21, 2009...

I was sent an email today that when melted down to its core simply read: "I hate my life. Can you guarantee tomorrow will be any better?"

Hmmm...can I really guarantee tomorrow will be better?

Garage cleaning

April 20, 2009...

Yesterday, I did some big time garage cleaning.

Charlie was right.

April 19, 2009...

I went to a used book sale today.

If you've never been to one before, they can be a lot of fun. I love picking through the collection of biographies, psychology, historical, and self-improvement books just to see what treasures I can find. Today I came away with eleven such treasures and spent a grand total of $14.68.

"Just survive!"

April 18, 2009...

The events and circumstances of our individual lives can take a toll.

From them, it is easy to grow weary and make much less effort to dream and push ourselves. Our biggest goal simply becomes coping. At times, most of us have fallen victim to this "Just survive!" mentality.

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