Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Believe you can...

"Believe you can and you’re halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt
Belief in your dreams will give you the confidence to take action.
Action will bring your dreams to reality.
What dreams would you have the courage to believe if you knew it would put you halfway there?

Friday, June 5, 2015

What is missing?

Know what's missing from most people's lives?

The realization that nothing is missing from their lives.

You already have whatever you may be looking for.

And "We got you, babe" -

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It doesn't get any more beautiful, 
any more magical, 
any richer, 
or any easier, 
than things are right now. 

Until, of course, 
you start expecting it to get more beautiful, 
and easier. 

At which point, I hope you have a really good broker. 

Who loves you,

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Just to clarify "eternal" just a smidge...

Once the river of time has rounded her final bend, and the last star in the sky has brightened its last night, and every child who may ever be conceived has been given ten thousand names... we will have just begun.

Got time?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dues... no dues....

Dues? You don't have any more dues to pay! That was all taken care of eons ago.

I know, I know... you don't believe this. OK, Plan B: You do have dues to pay. You must slave and scrimp, you must wriggle and pimp, work overtime, pound the pavement, sacrifice, barter, and be selfless; endure the naiveties of others, work a job you don't love, unlearn a lifetime of bogus teachings.

Are these the dues you believe in? Well, have you not paid these... ten times over?

It's like you won the galaxy's "Live the Life of Your Wildest Dreams Lottery" a long, long time ago, but instead of checking your numbers, you just keep buying more tickets. What's up with that?

Happy Tuesday,

Monday, June 1, 2015

If you only knew, just how incredibly, wonderfully close you already are to all that your heart desires... you'd be even closer. 

If that's possible. 

As you were,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Habit 1 out of the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' - a summary

"Your life doesn't just "happen." Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours. You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose decisiveness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failure. You choose courage. You choose fear. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to do things differently to produce more positive results.

Habit 1: Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn't, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather. All of these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language--I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language--I can't, I have to, if only. Reactive people believe they are not responsible for what they say and do--they have no choice.

Instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which they have little or no control, proactive people focus their time and energy on things they can control. The problems, challenges, and opportunities we face fall into two areas--Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence.

Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, problems at work. Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern--things over which they have little or no control: the national debt, terrorism, the weather. Gaining an awareness of the areas in which we expend our energies in is a giant step in becoming proactive."

One step at a time. Lessons to be learned, lives to be changed. I wish I would have read this earlier!