Confident actions

If you lack confidence, then do something about it — literally. Do something. Take action. No matter how little confidence you may have, still there is something you can bring yourself to do, some small action you can take. Go ahead and do it. Take that first step. Keep doing it until you develop the [Read More...]

You deserve success

You are just as good, just as worthy, just as valuable as anyone. No one can intimidate you, no matter what kind of car they drive, or what their business card says, or how big their house is, or how big their factory is. No one is better than you. You are the best there [Read More...]

Value in the effort

There’s only so much pleasure you can get from pleasure. There’s only a limited amount of satisfaction you can experience from the good, enjoyable and valuable things that come your way without your effort. Sure, it can be nice for a while to receive life’s goodies without having to put forth any effort. But only [Read More...]

Look for a lesson

Do you remember ever having a really great teacher in school — someone who inspired you to learn and to do your best? If so, you’ll probably recall that he or she challenged you to a much greater degree than most of your other teachers. At the time, the extra challenge may have seemed unfair, [Read More...]

Choose Your Beliefs Wisely

By John J. Murphy Thoughts come and go without effort. They are like birds landing in the tree of our minds. Some are true and many are not. Most thoughts fly away, as they should, because we choose to let them go. Others stay and “nest” in our minds, because we allow them to, becoming [Read More...]


The core of civilized behavior is respect. Respect is an interaction. To earn respect, you must give your respect to others. Think about it. Is there anyone you respect who does not respect you? Respect comes from seeing other people as equal to you, and treating them as such. You don’t have to agree with [Read More...]

Truly rich

Do you want to be rich? Do you want to have more money than you know what to do with? Do you want to be able to pay off all your debts? Then consider this. As long as you want to be rich, you will never be. In fact, wanting to be rich actually prevents [Read More...]

Remember your dreams

Dream great big, wonderful dreams, dreams that you can feel in the depth of your being. Dreams that resonate perfectly with who you are. And know, without a doubt, that you will bring them to life. The moment you have the dream, it begins to become real. You can feel it beginning to take shape [Read More...]

In context

Too often we limit our possibilities by confining their context. Too often we forget how far we have already come, and thus fail to see how far we can possibly go. We endure enormous strife in order to get a few pieces of silver, when we’re already standing atop a mountain of gold. We focus [Read More...]

Positive expectations

During the first half of the twentieth century, scientists, physicians, athletes and trainers believed that it was impossible for a human to run a mile in less than four minutes. People had tried unsuccessfully for decades to break this barrier. The conventional wisdom held that the human body was physiologically incapable of running at this [Read More...]