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A. Friend

March 13, 2010...

How many times have you had a rough day in life, and "a friend" helped get you through it?

How many times in life have you needed to hear that extra positive word of confidence from "a friend" in order to take the next step?

How may times in life has "a friend" believed in you so much that you even began to believe in yourself?

Thank goodness for having "a friend," huh?

Even more...

The "Other Person Disease"

March 12, 2010...

One disease you don't read a whole lot about is called the "Other Person Disease."

This disease is responsible for so many bad and horrible things in the world that it's surprising we don't read more about it.

Willing x 2...

March 11, 2010...

Success can be had by willing.

But not just by willing once...but by willing twice.

It's not enough to be willing to dream. Everybody can do that. We all desire. We all have goals. We all want the best for ourselves.

Simply willing to consider possibility is never enough to make it happen. We also need to be willing to take action. To put in the hours. To apply the hard work. To sacrifice something we would rather be doing.

Willing x 2?

by Shawn Anderson 

A step of courage...

March 10, 2010...

Have you ever wanted to make a huge change in your life, but overwhelming fear weighed you down?

The fear of the unknown...of leaving the known....can be absolutely paralyzing. The mental and emotional paralysis can be so intense that taking the action to make that change becomes impossible.

And then we forever have to live under a cloud of "I should have gone for it!"

Where does courage...the strength to do what you know you should do...come from?

It Awaits You!

March 9, 2010...

We don't have to accept current conditions in our own lives if we find them unfavorable.

We always have the power to change.

Our thoughts. Our actions. The people with whom we associate. Our occupations. Our state of health. Our relationships.

All of this is subject to "us." And all of this subject to improving at a moment's notice.

"Practice Makes Perfect!"

March 8, 2010...

It could have been shooting free throws, playing the piano, or learning how to dance. It could have been learning how to read, doing multiplication tables, or learning how to type.

In each of these areas we learned that "practice makes perfect." And in those moments that we did find perfection...and success...life felt pretty darn sweet.

Today's My Lucky Day!

March 7, 2010...

I was walking along the boardwalk at Venice Beach recently when I was given the gift of a smile.

At the same time, I was taught a valuable lesson.

I overheard the little boy walking close by...probably around age 5 or 6...say to his father, "Dad...today is my lucky day."

The dad asked, "Why is that?"

Who surrounds you?

March 6, 2010...

My greatest successes? They have never really been because of me.

Never.

They have always been because of the people with whom I have surrounded myself.

They have been motivating and vision casting. They have been organized and efficient. They have been charismatic and sales oriented.

And every time I have surrounded myself with great people?

Success has come much easier.

"Plan B"...

March 5, 2010...

I was reminded today that when we create a Plan B before Plan A is even given a chance to breathe, we set ourselves up for failure.

It's true.

Napoleon Bonaparte once had his troops burn their own ships as they entered a new battle. He was said to have told his men that if they were to ever return home, they would have to go back in the enemy's ships.

The Perfect Person at the Perfect Time

March 4, 2010...

There are not too many feelings in life as a great as it feels to receive an "encouraging word"...is there?

Some of the encouragement we once received may have even changed our lives.

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