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
Killing Time (and Goals)
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)
Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!
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!
Stepping Up to the Plate
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford Before we ever take the first step toward a goal or a dream, our odds of success or failure are heavily weighted by our mental attitude. I once saw a perfect example of this at my son’s Little League … Continue reading Stepping Up to the Plate
Giant Leaps or Small Steps?
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Chinese Proverb Imagine this scene. You’re standing at the base of a flight of stairs. At the top of the stairs, you see a very large present, wrapped in bright, shiny paper with a massive bow on the top. A big tag … Continue reading Giant Leaps or Small Steps?
Climbing the Mountain
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. - Nido Qubein Let’s face it, not everyone is in the same circumstances. Some people come into this world having everything handed to them on a silver platter. The rest of us aren’t quite so lucky. For most of … Continue reading Climbing the Mountain
My Half-Cent(ury)’s Worth
I turned 50 in the summer of 2013. It’s a milestone about which I have mixed emotions. On the one hand, I’m very happy—and mildly surprised—to have made it to 50, considering some of the “it seemed like a good idea at the time” actions of my youth. I don’t have any serious medical problems, … Continue reading My Half-Cent(ury)’s Worth
Too Late to the Party?
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis I didn’t start writing my first book until I was 40 years old, working two jobs, with a wife and two kids. I finally published it seven years later. Now in my 50s (down to one job), … Continue reading Too Late to the Party?