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don’t hide from your mistakes

don’t hide from your mistakes

I know the feeling. You want to stop everything you’re doing, turn around, and run as fast and as far as your feet will carry. Run away from your mistakes. Create some distance between you and your failures. I think this is a natural feeling. After all what would it...
not for the weak of will

not for the weak of will

Positive thinking is not for the weak of will. It is not just a bunch of happy words, wrapped with a bit of happy prayers, and some kind of invitation to do nothing about anything. Positive thinking is not wishful thinking. Its not a state of blissful, neglectful,...
stay the course

stay the course

Don’t ever stop. Never. Certainly not when you feel tired or when you’re down. Or when you’re frustrated that you are not making any real traction. When you think to yourself that all of this is simply impossible, unattainable, and doomed to fail. Don’t stop. Keep...
a promise

a promise

If you want to change who you are or search out a more meaningful life, you’ll need to make a promise. The promise is simple. If you want to grow and change who you are, you have to promise to help other people change and grow into who they want to be. I know this...
weekend quotable no. 109

weekend quotable no. 109

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall...
weekend quotable no. 108

weekend quotable no. 108

An unhappy mother does not raise a happy child. Joni Mitchell   You cannot give what you don’t have nor can you bring something about which you don’t first dream about. Like things beget like things, night surely follows day and good thoughts become good things, and...
friday the 13th

friday the 13th

Many consider the number thirteen very lucky and others try to avoid it like work. I was going to say the plague, but lets face it, we don’t avoid the plague, what we really shy away from is important work that we know we need to get to. I place no value on the number...
linear path

linear path

I think we make a mistake when we see our lives as a series of incidents on a straight line. A lot of people see their life line as bastardly crooked, or they feel that it is forever slopping up. No peaks. All valleys. Never and end in sight. But no matter how you see...
your best please

your best please

Give us your best please. All you. Nothing but you. Flawed and imperfect but never hidden and tucked away somewhere near or far, so that we miss out on knowing you and experiencing what you have to offer. You are irreparable and irreplaceable but you are nothing if...
sometimes it doesn’t come

sometimes it doesn’t come

There are days like today when the words refuse to come. I have sat here for a very long time trying to figure out a way to shape my thoughts so that would make sense and be meaningful. However, if I wait any longer, the opportunity will pass and I will have nothing...
something is not nothing

something is not nothing

Often, we approach life and our work with an all or nothing attitude, which in the long run ends up degrading and sabotaging our momentum and our effort. The temptation to do everything or nothing at all should never be an option, unless of course you are facing some...
weekend quotable no. 107

weekend quotable no. 107

When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money. Alanis Obomsawin   It’s not too late. There are...
weekend quotable no. 106

weekend quotable no. 106

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung   Lets face it. A whole lot of something about something always irritates us about something. I don’t think we go a single day without being bothered or irked by someone...
being present

being present

We live a very fractured existence. Part of it is very natural. As human beings we were meant to find the balance between our bodies, minds, and souls. The pursuit of balance is difficult enough, but then you tack on seven billion other human beings who are also...
write it down

write it down

Your dreams cannot come true if you keep them chained up in a vacuum. They are not intangible cute little wishes. They are real. They need room to grow and take shape. They need real things to happen in order for them to spring forth. They need you to write shit down....
one, two, three

one, two, three

Toastmasters Speech: Level 2, Speech3   What is a protégé? A protege is someone who submits themselves to their mentor and that is not an easy thing to do. First, you have to trust the person and believe that your mentor has your best interest at heart. Second, you...
fear of fear

fear of fear

We have an unhealthy fear of fear. We have been conditioned to be on guard and make that feeling go away as soon as it bubbles to the surface. We were instructed that it is dangerous to play with it. It is unthinkable to speak to it and it is most unimaginable to...
couragous warriors

couragous warriors

This is going to be a very personal reflection and I am a little hesitant in sharing it. It is not the safe thing to do, but I feel compelled to share it for better or worse. This is a lesson I don’t want to forget. It is a lesson about seeing life from a different...
weekend quotable no. 105

weekend quotable no. 105

There are to ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton   The best way to help yourself is to make sure you help others. It doesn’t matter what you help them with, as long as you help them in the first place. Help them in...
weekend quotable no. 104

weekend quotable no. 104

Not doing it is certainly the best way to not getting it. Wayne Gretzky   This is a variation on the more famous Gretzky quote that you miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take and I like it better because it hasn’t been warn out yet, but it retains its...