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Too Many Shortcomings...

March 27, 2010

By definition, "wet blankets" are people whose pessimism can stop
momentum in its tracks. They are the one who are always finding the
negative and shouting, "It can't be done!"

You may know one. Or two.

Angelo...

March 26, 2010

I met a guy today who had a tough start in life.

What happens next...

March 25, 2010...

I'm one of those people that have a hard time focusing on the lyrics
of entire songs. I start out listening to the words closely, but it
seems before long, I am captivated by an idea or phrase sparked by the
singer. It happened recently.

I was listening to a song by Natasha Bedingfield called Unwritten.
I can't even begin to tell you what the song is about, but I can tell
you that single word sent my brain spinning.

"Unwritten." 

The Little Successes...

March 24, 2010...

Sometimes, we are so busy "wanting," "wishing" and "striving" towards
our BIG goals that we fail to celebrate all the great, small victories
in between.

Don't let yourself get caught up in that pattern.

Cherish your small victories. Let them add to your confidence. Let them
add to your knowledge that you "created" this victory."

Your Most Personal Property...

March 23, 2010...

Often, a large barrier to overcome on our goal paths are friends and family.

"Why do you want to do that?" "Well, you might make a small difference, but I don't see any long term impact potential?" "That's not a very good idea...do something else."

Goals and dreams are your most personal property.

Never be UNwilling


March 22, 2010...

Hesitancy is one thing. That is understandable, and that can be overcome.

But UNwillingness? That is a dream killer.

Never be UNwilling to take action on your dreams. Never be UNwilling to follow-through with every necessary detail. Never be UNwilling to work on what you want a little bit every day.

Add even one UNwilling to your world...and you have guaranteed that your life will be just a bit less exceptional than it otherwise could have been.

And who wants that?

Slowing Down the Bad Days...

March 21, 2010...

Ever have a day where everything just starts out bad?

You don't have to let that happen, you know. You can stop that momentum from ever getting started, and here's the secret.

From the moment you wake up in the morning, start directing the positive dialogue in your head. No "What do I have to do today...?" today type questions. Instead, start by putting a positive spin on what the day's destiny holds.

A Tenacious Spirit...

March 20, 2010...

"Failure". "Rejection". "Defeat". "Disappointment". 

Call it whatever you want...but it's a crummy feeling.

For me? It sits in the core of my mental and emotional being for as long as the "loss" was big.

But I never let it stop me from battling again. I never let fear stop me from going another round.

An Easier Way...

March 19, 2010...

Some challenges aren't easy to overcome. Some goals aren't easy to accomplish.

Especially when we tackle them alone.

Sometimes, we flat out to need to find the very best people we can to support our mission. Additionally, we can never be afraid or too proud to ask for assistance.

It could be at work. It could be in opening up a new door. It could be in providing fresh eyes on a troubling situation.

Thank an extra-mile friend...

March 18, 2010...

Extra-mile friends are golden.

They are the people who are there to support you in tough times. They
are the people who applaud your success in great times.

They don't ever speak in judgment. They don't ever walk in jealousy.
They are true, and they sincerely care and believe in you.

If you have one of those people in your world, take a moment and say
"thank you."

Because you are so darn lucky to have them.

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