“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway
Have you ever noticed that people are always chasing the next thing or focusing on the next phase of life? I must admit that I struggle with this at times myself. I can get ahead of myself and forget to stay patient and present. Hey, when you want to achieve your dreams it can make the prospect of today a little less enchanting.
We are so busy creating our desired future that we completely forget to celebrate and admire today. Read more
“It is one thing to Exist and quite another to Live. The difference between the two is the foundation of purpose.” ― Michael Quansah
I had what could be classified as a mini crisis of self the other day. I was running around (being crazy busy) and doing all sorts of things, but the sense of purpose was missing. I decided that night as I fell into my bed that I didn’t want to just make it through each day; I wanted to live each day purposefully. I had no clue what that even meant, let alone how to begin and I still haven’t figured it all out, but here are a few things I have discovered: Read more
By Austin Kleon
It takes time to do anything worthwhile, but thankfully, we don’t need it all in one chunk. So this year, forget about the year as a whole. Forget about months and forget about weeks.
Focus on days. Read more
Here’s why. Read more
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” — Calvin Coolidge
So you got off-track with your goal. It happens. Behavior change takes time and perseverance. Research on people who quit smoking, for example, shows that it takes several attempts before they finally quit for good. Beating yourself up over a short-term setback will only keep you stuck. Instead, forgive yourself, and use these five tips to start fresh today. Read more
By Jim Rohn
Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe personal growth is the greatest. We can talk about sales growth, profit growth, asset growth, but all of this probably will not happen without personal growth.
It’s really the open door to it all. In fact I’d like to have you memorize a most important phrase. Here it is, “The major key to your better future is YOU.” Read more
By Chris Helder
When Melbourne author and public speaker Chris Helder’s father died four years ago, little did he know that in the midst of his grief he would come up with a philosophy that he would live by.
Not only did this Eureka moment alter his own belief system, but it also influenced his public speaking subjects and his latest book, Useful Belief. Read more
By Lori Radun
Little Tyler stood about 45 inches tall, dressed in his white do-bok with a light blue belt. Tyler was testing for his dark blue belt in Tae Kwon Do. At the age of 6, he had already successfully earned his yellow, orange, green, purple and light blue belts. In addition to the rigorous endurance training and complicated forms he had to demonstrate, Tyler had to break a board using a back kick.
As he spun around, his little foot met the board with a small amount of impact. Unfortunately, not enough impact to break the board. After trying four times, Master Lee asked him to sit down while the rest of the testing class broke their boards. Once everyone else was finished, Tyler was called back up again to break his board. Read more
THE month is kicking on now and we have all had ample opportunity to give those new year’s resolutions a good crack.
New changes and new habits have been made and you are all feeling good about the “new you”.
Wait. What? Oh you haven’t quite achieved what you set out to do. You are not quite the “new you” you had imagined. Geez, you’ve had a whole month, what have you been doing? Read more
By James Clear
We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them.
Each week, I hear from people who say things like, “I start with good intentions, but I can’t seem to maintain my consistency for a long period of time.”
Or, they will say, “I struggle with mental endurance. I get started but I can’t seem to follow through and stay focused for very long.”
Don’t worry. I’m just as guilty of this as anyone else. Read more