The Futility of Wishing

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt Let’s get clear on a few terms: wishing, wanting, hoping and desiring, planning and intending. They are all thoughts. Thoughts in your head that create emotions in your body. These emotions either create in-action or action (read on and I …

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Focus (Not Worry)

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. – William Ralph Inge To echo Inge’s brilliant sentiment, (I’ve often said:) worry is a prayer for what you don’t want. Focus on what you want. (Don’t know what you want? Figure it out. And then… yeah, you guessed it: focus on it.)

The Life You’re Living

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? – Bob Marley Well . . . ? Are you satisfied?

Who You Want By Your Side

Being honest may not always get you many friends, but it’ll always get you the right ones. –  John Lennon I’ve heard Jim Rohn say that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. It’s true. It’s also true that sometimes there are things you need to hear that most …

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Beyond Responding

I’m not sure if it is a word, or even if it could be a word, but I want to offer you the option of “pre-ponding.” There’s responding and reacting (and there’s over-responding and over-reacting, but those options are for another post… ), and there is pro-acting. I want to create a distinction between pro-acting …

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The Far Side of Delay

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice. – George Jackson There’s a difference between preparation and stalling. There’s a difference between waiting-for-the-right-moment and procrastination. Knowing the difference makes all the difference.

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