You can do better

Whatever you’re doing, you can do better. Whether you’ve been a stunning success or an abject failure or both, you can do better. With what you know, with what you have, you can do better. And you know it. In your frustration with the way things are, you know you can do better. In times [Read More...]

The courage to feel

Have the courage to feel. Feeling connects you with who you are. Experience your own authentic feelings. There’s nothing to be gained by hiding from your feelings or borrowing the feelings of others. Your feelings will ask much of you. In return, they give you access to immense power that can be directed toward positive [Read More...]

Positive energy

Think of a time in the past when you had an angry outburst and remember how drained you felt afterward, how unable you were to get anything positive accomplished. Those brief moments of anger probably used up a whole day’s worth of your energy. Negativity consumes your precious time and energy, and it leaves you [Read More...]

The little things

Instead of being obsessed with getting what you don’t have, put your focus on truly and deeply enjoying and making use of all the good things you do have. Get in the habit of noticing and appreciating the little things in your life. In every direction you look, there is something for which to be [Read More...]

Effort and rest

Some people are unable to persist for very long precisely because they’re trying so hard to do it. Persistence is not about trying. Persistence is about continuing to be effective, and that comes from striking a healthy balance between effort and rest. Life is a cycle of effort and rest. The effectiveness of each depends [Read More...]

Are other people holding you back?

There are infinitely more good and positive things you can do with the assistance of others than by yourself alone. It’s great that there are other people in this world upon whom you can rely and depend. Unfortunately, not all the other people with whom you come in contact are going to be totally reliable [Read More...]

Follow through

Success does not come to those who merely have great ideas. Success comes to those who have great ideas and who follow through on them. Your carefully crafted plans bring value only when you put them into action. The best of intentions are useful only when you follow through on them. During the course of [Read More...]

Effortless effort

Do you realize how difficult it is for you to walk on two legs? Walking requires some very sophisticated balance and muscle skills. Watch a toddler who is just learning to walk and you’ll develop an appreciation for how much effort it requires. And yet, unless you have a physical condition that impedes your walking, [Read More...]

Success skills

You have survived every challenge you’ve ever been faced with—otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Sure, you’ve made some mistakes. And yet, you’ve done a lot of things right. You’ve made a lot of good, positive decisions and carried them out effectively. From every single experience, you’ve learned. Even from the disappointments, even from the setbacks, [Read More...]

Enjoy moving forward

Whatever you enjoy, you improve. So keep yourself feeling great. Enjoy where you are, and suddenly where you are has more value. Enjoy the moment you’re living, and suddenly the moment offers new and positive possibilities. Enjoy what you’re doing. By so doing, you transform your effort into a pathway to success and achievement. Sure, [Read More...]