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Inspirations

Path through the treetops in Peru

The Year of Living Adventurously

That's my plan for 2011, but it's not what you might think. The saying taped to my mirror is "Life to you is a dashing and bold adventure". While I certainly believe that in a big-picture way, it's one thing to think this way while you're off viewing wildlife in the rainforest... Read article...

birthday cake

Wisdom from a Facebook birthday

I'm not sure why, but I just don't greet birthdays these days with the same unmixed enthusiasm I used to. Wait - back up... It's not good to start a blog post with a lie, is it? I DO know why birthdays evoke such a mix of emotions. First off, phrases like... Read article...

Dandelion

Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better

"Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." ~ Jim Rohn . . . When times are tough, it's natural to wish they were easier. When you're sending out countless resumes, dealing with... Read article...

Off to battle -- we will prevail!

Break the spell of inertia and frustration

"All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success." ~ Dorothea Brande ___ If only it were so easy, right? If all we had to do was act... Read article...

Lost time is never found again

You will never find time for anything

"You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." ~ Charles Bruxton . . . I took a Harv Eker seminar a few years ago, and it was excellent. One of the concepts that really struck a chord with me is that we each have our own favorite excuses we use all the time... Read article...

What are you creating?

The future is a place that is created

"The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created - created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made... Read article...

Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes...

The man who never makes mistakes

"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything." ~ Theodore Roosevelt ___ So true! You can't be free from mistakes if you ever attempt anything new or express an original thought. And the more new things you try, the more mistakes you're bound to make... Read article...

It's a wonderful life

That's when the joy happens

"Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." ~ Marianne Williamson ___ And how often do we do that? Stop worrying about the future, and think about how good things really are, right now? I'm betting that for most of us, it's not too often... Read article...

Calendar with dates

Don't be fooled by the calendar

"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year, while another man gets a full year's value out of a week." ~ Charles Richard . . . Uh oh. Another week ending, and I haven't even finished... Read article...

Thanksgiving Day, 1867

Reflect upon your present blessings

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." ~ Charles Dickens ___ Many people in this country may be reflecting on their misfortunes. It can be hard not to if you watch the news, and its daily doom and gloom.... Read article...