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!

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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

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

You Might Be Closer Than You Think

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.    Thomas Edison If you knew you would succeed, knew you would catch that dream you’ve been chasing, if you just kept trying for one more day…would you keep trying? Of course you would. What about … Continue reading You Might Be Closer Than You Think