When our children were growing up, we always told them, “We don’t expect you to be the best, but we do expect you to try your best.” Now, why would we tell them we didn’t expect them to be the best? Didn’t we want them to excel and succeed? Of course we did. But we … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘E’ is for Effort
Many people—including yours truly—often use the words “dreams” and “goals” interchangeably. And, depending upon the context in which they’re used, that might be okay in certain instances. However, to truly understand our own motivations and why we do what we do when we’re trying to achieve something, we need to realize that dreams and goals … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘D’ is for Dreams
It only seems appropriate that the word “attitude” begins with 'A,' which puts it at the beginning of the list. Without question, our attitude is the single most important factor in how we live our lives and how we view and approach the situations we encounter on a day to day basis. Put quite simply: … Continue reading Life’s Little Alphabet – ‘A’ is for Attitude
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. - George Herman "Babe" Ruth You may be thinking, “Sure that’s easy for the Sultan of Swat to say. He was a home run machine!” Yes, he did hold the home run record for many years, but did you know he also held the … Continue reading Batter Up!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - Chinese proverb Sometimes, the distance between where we are and where we want to be can seem like a thousand miles. Maybe we want to change careers, or start a business, or we have an idea for a new product, invention, or service. … Continue reading Step by Step
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. - Paul Valéry Do you daydream about one day being right where you want to be? Someday having that perfect job, writing an award winning book, or living the life that you’ve always wanted? I know I do. There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading Daydream Believer
It is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about? - Henry David Thoreau Are you busy? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably, “Of course I am!” These days, it seems everyone is busier than ever. This is truly amazing when you consider how many of our … Continue reading Killing Time (and Goals)
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. - Samuel Johnson In other words, you can always find a reason not to do something, or a reason why you won’t succeed, or why your best-laid plan can’t work. The trick is to ignore most of them. I say “most” because, … Continue reading Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!