All You Have Is What You Do

My actions are my only true belongings. – Thich Nhat Hanh Your legacy, what you truly leave behind, is what you’ve done. All your possessions are fleeting and can be lost in an instant — and will fade and decay anyway. What endures are the choices you made, the work you’ve done and lives you’ve touched. …

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A Beautiful Fiction

I had a thought while listening to a wonderful song by Colin Hay: If endeavoring to believe that the World is a beautiful place, replete with amazing happenings both minor and major, where everything that happens is an opportunity – for learning and growth at least – is a fiction, then oh what a beautiful and worthy …

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Discipline & Two Kinds of Freedom

I was reading a recent AdvantEdge newsletter from Nightingale Conant and wanted to excerpt a paragraph from something Zig Ziglar wrote about discipline: Stay Disciplined in your Approach In today’s social climate, many people look with disfavor on the word discipline because they simply do not understand that discipline means “to instruct or educate, to …

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Moving Towards Audacity

Today, and every Monday (at least for a while), I am going to review last week’s posts, choose one and create an action exercise based on some aspect of the post. This week’s Action Exercise (or at least that’s what I’m calling it right now) is investigating what it is we might really want, but …

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You Find What You Seek

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. – Francis Bacon Want some “truth?” Whatever you focus on comes to pass. Not necessarily exactly how you envision it (sometimes better… ), but usually close. In most every phase of life you can look at life’s events as see them as “problems” or “opportunities.” …

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What Guides You?

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. – General Omar Bradley So many people take their cues from without. Whether it’s loved ones, friends, co-workers/bosses or popular culture, so many are (heavily) influenced by the continuous and myriad messages that permeate modern life. The cure? Learn to be …

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