Easy money

Imagine having a debit card that worked like this. Each morning $1,000 would be credited to your account, and you could use the card to spend that amount on whatever you wanted. Then, at the end of the day, any remaining balance on the card would be removed. The next morning, another $1,000 would be [Read More...]

Choose happiness

If you’re getting ready to be happy, you won’t be. If you’re preparing to be happy, you won’t be. Happiness is not something you schedule. Happiness is yours when you simply allow it to be. Yes, you can work to create desirable conditions in your life. Yes, you can work to reach certain specific achievements [Read More...]

Offering value

What would happen if you stood in the middle of a busy shopping center and offered to give a $10 bill to anyone who walked up to you in exchange for a $5 bill? Would anyone take you up on that offer? Absolutely! In fact, in a short time you’d have a massive crowd on [Read More...]

Follow your desires

Is it selfish to follow your desires? Absolutely not. What’s selfish is to expect those desires to be fulfilled for you without any effort on your part. What’s selfish is to expect everything you want to be handed to you. What’s selfish is to hide your true desires, to cover them up with mere tokens. [Read More...]

Picking favorites

Someone asked me the other night to name the favorite place I had ever been. I drew a complete blank. I’ve been a lot of great places, and enjoyed each of them in their own way. But I have never really thought to rank them. There are places I like and other places I don’t [Read More...]

Truly willing

You know that you want to live with positive purpose. You know that you want to achieve great things and find the fulfillment for which you long. And yet, when you wake up each morning, there are all sorts of mundane things already demanding your attention. Those things can quickly wear you down and break [Read More...]

One more step

If you were certain that you could reach your goal by taking just one more step, would you take it? Of course you would. If you knew that by making just one additional effort you would achieve what you’ve been working to achieve, would you make that effort? You’d be crazy not to. It would [Read More...]

Relentlessly remind yourself

What you wish to have is very desirable. What you must do to achieve it is not particularly pleasant or enjoyable. So how do you bridge the gap? How do you discipline yourself to take the actions you must take in order to get the results you seek to have? You remind yourself. You constantly [Read More...]

What then?

Do you need more money? Ok, assume that your bank account suddenly has more money than you could spend in a hundred lifetimes. Take some of that money and pay all your bills. Then go shopping, and buy everything you’ve ever wanted to buy. After that, pack your bags and get moving. See the world. [Read More...]

Excuse yourself

If there’s something you really don’t want to do, in just a couple of minutes you could come up with a half dozen perfectly valid excuses for not doing it. You’re highly skilled at rationalizing your way to just about any conclusion. So here’s an idea. Point that power in a positive, creative, productive direction. [Read More...]