Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 23:36
February 3, 2010...
For college basketball lovers, now is your time. The regular season is drawing to a close, and the big NCAA college basketball championship tournament referred to as "March Madness" is just around the corner. In the tournamentt, every game is literally "do or die." With a single loss, your team goes home and the season over.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 05:15
February 2, 2010...
Someone once wrote to me and asked, "What is a Battery Charger of the Human Spirit? I've never heard that before."
So in my best "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" type response, here is how I responded:
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 05:12
February 1, 2010...
When I was growing up, one of my jobs was to build the evening fire. I learned to space two larger pieces of wood on each side of the fireplace grate, and in between these two pieces of wood, I would loosely crumple up old newspaper. On top of the paper, I would add smaller pieces of splintered kindling. I would then light the paper with a match.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 04:41
January 31, 2010...
"Today has the potential to be extraordinary!"
It's a line from my daily affirmation. I usually read it twice. Both time out loud. And I believe it makes a difference.
What does reading it really do?
1. It makes me wonder about the day and what great opportunity, experience, moment or person awaits me.
2. It fills me with hope that today has the potential to be super special...maybe even spectacular.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 04:35
January 30, 2010...
Some people in life really "deliver the goods."
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 04:31
January 29, 2010...
Achieving excellence in life requires awareness. Self-awareness.
Too often, too many of us simply go through the motions. We do the minimum to survive. We do only what it is necessary to "get by." Pushing forward is far less important than just maintaining.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 04:26
January 28, 2010...
Sometimes, we get so caught up chasing our BIG goals that we fail to celebrate the awesome little victories that we may experience along the way.
Let's remember NOT to do that.
When we take the time to cheer and clap for our small successes, we give ourselves the "juice" to keep pushing forward for the BIG ones. When we ignore the small triumphs, everything becomes just one gigantic "effort."
And that's no fun at all.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2010 - 04:20
January 27, 2010...
It's easy to slip.
At one moment, we can be pushing optimistically towards a goal like "the little engine that could" when all of a sudden we come to a screeching halt.
I hate that part.
The hill gets steeper and we get tired. We get news that disagrees with our goal intentions. We lose our edge and our drive. And then we quit.
And that's bad...really, really bad.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 02:28
January 26, 2010...
We each are unbelievably unique. It's not cliche. No way.
Some of us are leaders. Some of us are encouragers, doers, and great at supporting others. Some of us love detail, while others love big picture thinking. Some are great in groups...and some are fantastic one-on-one. Some are great with numbers...and others with ideas. Some love helping and teaching...while others love building and creating. We have a whole bunch of "SOMES"...and we need them all.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/26/2010 - 02:25
January 25, 2010...
"Yep...I did that, too...check."
Working items off a "To Do" list always has its benefits. In this, there is no doubt. But sometimes, it's HOW WE DO the things that we check off the list that can really produce results.