Treasure the experience

Maybe it didn’t turn out the way you thought it would. But it did happen. And you did experience it. And in that experience is value. Maybe you didn’t get what you wanted. Perhaps you were disappointed, or even deceived or betrayed. Even so, you learned something valuable. And in some way, it adds to [Read More...]

Bigger problem

You’d never expect to solve a problem by making it even more of a problem, yet sometimes doing just that can be surprisingly effective. The very problem with many problems is that they are not big enough to provide much in the way of motivation. Most people would respond quickly and forcefully if they were [Read More...]

Positive focus

One thing that makes positive focus so powerful is that it keeps you from being pulled down by all the little things. The details of your life can work for you or they can work against you. The moments of your life are where you actually live, and as such those moments are of critical [Read More...]

Positive talk

The words you use have an enormous impact on yourself and those around you. Unfortunately, most people use very negative language both in their own internal thoughts and in the words they speak to others. A powerful technique for success, which you can use every day, is to consciously make your language more positive. Look [Read More...]

Controlling fear

Fear is always powerful, and often it can even be very helpful. Fear can give you much-needed extra energy in new and unfamiliar situations. It sharpens your senses. It helps you to focus. It helps you avoid legitimately dangerous situations. Yet fear can also be tragically limiting. To successfully manage your fears, you must learn [Read More...]

Creating value

Life is not about taking. What you take has no value to you. Life is about giving and creating value. About making a difference. If you try to shortcut the process, it is you who will come up short in the end. When you take something you don’t deserve, you might get it but you [Read More...]

Expectations and reality

If your reality is not in agreement with your expectations, you have two choices. The easiest choice is to lower your expectations so they’re more in line with your reality. But that’s a compromise. After all, you created those expectations in the first place. There was a reason why. There was something in you that [Read More...]

Setbacks

On the other side of every problem, there is an opportunity. On the other side of discouragement, there is joy. Think of where you were going before the disappointment knocked you off track. Yes, you’ve had a temporary setback. So what? It’s over now, and the very best thing you can do is to quickly [Read More...]

Good fortune

When something wonderful comes into your life, do you accept it and enjoy it? Or do you worry that you might lose it, and take so many steps to protect yourself from the imagined loss that you end up not enjoying it at all. Good fortune can be just as uncomfortable as disappointment, often even [Read More...]

Highest vision

What is the highest vision you have for your life and your world? It’s time to stop denying that the vision is there, and time to bring it to the front of your awareness. Your dreams are yours for a reason. The things that interest you, that fascinate you, that inspire you and motivate you [Read More...]


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