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!
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
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?
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
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 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?
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