HOW TO WIN AT LIFE

There’s a way to win at life.To WIN at life is to be HAPPY.There’s a way to be a winnerand be happyevery single day of your life.It’s quite simple.Let the people in your life do the things they need to doto be happy.Don’t waste your effortin trying to control what they do.Instead, focus on putting yourEFFORTinto things that you knowwill make you a WINNER at life and be HAPPY.But remember….winning itself is NOT the point.WANTING to win at lifeis the point.Having a DESIRE to win at lifeis the point.Having fire in your bellyevery single day that you get up,DETERMINED to … Continue reading HOW TO WIN AT LIFE

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you want to give up?You want to throw in the toweland say, “Enough is enough. I give up.I just want the world to stopand I want to get off.I just don’t feel like fighting any more.I’ve had it. I give up.”I was having one of those dayswhen I happened to see a story aboutthe Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Jimmy Valvano, basketball coachat North Carolina State University, was ina battle with adenocarcinoma (cancer).In a speech at the 1993 ESPY Awardsceremony and before a nationwidetelevision audience, he brought a howlingteary-eyed Madison Square Gardenaudience to … Continue reading DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

Everyone wants a happy, fulfilled life.But how do you achieve it?How do you make it happen?I have one answer to this question. It’s one answer based on my experience in working with people for many yearsas a former college professor and alicensed mental health counselor.It’s not the only answer, of course,but it’s the one answer I found that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.It not only works, it’s based on solid research.THE 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE(Please note that Creative Expressionis the heart of each Key.)(1) PERSONAL GROWTHANYTHING you can do to keep LEARNINGand GROWING as a … Continue reading 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

There’s a difference betweengrowing OLDER and growing OLD.Growing OLDER is simply a fact of life.It’s a natural process of life itself.Growing OLD is a state of mind.You can choose to grow old or not.YOU GROW OLD WHEN —You give up and lose enthusiasm for life.You count years instead of memories.You feel pain instead of healing.You count conflicts instead of victories.You counts moments of despairinstead of mountain-top experiences.You see negatives instead of positives.You see ugliness instead of beauty.You see dark clouds instead of rainbows.You feel gloom instead of glory.You feel defeat instead of hope.These are the ways you grow OLD.HOW DO … Continue reading HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

THEY DID IT AND SO CAN YOU — AGE DOESN’T MATTER

Everyone has a dream,something they would like to accomplish.Big or small — it can happen.You’re never too YOUNG….or too OLD.Here are examples to inspire you.1. Joan of Arc turned a war around at age 17.2. Pascal developed a calculator at 19.3. Mozart wrote his first symphony at 8.4. Phyllis Wheatley became the firstAfrican-American woman to be recognizedas a published poet….at age 20.5. Nadia Comaneci won 3 gold medals and seven perfect scores in the 1976 Olympics at the age of 14. NEED MORE INSPIRATION?6. Harry Bernstein wrote his first bookat the age of 93.7. Gladys Burrell ran her first marathonat … Continue reading THEY DID IT AND SO CAN YOU — AGE DOESN’T MATTER

LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

The Kentucky Derbyis a major sporting eventwhere horses run to win a race.They compete against each otherto see which horse is the fastest.Life itself is like a race.But you’re not running to WIN a race.Your simplify running to FINISH.That’s what’s important in life…..TO FINISH.You’re not running to compete against others.You’re running to achieve your dreams.Your only competition is against yourselfIt’s YOU against YOU.It’s one part of you that wants to stop…to give up,againstone part of you that wants to keep running.And when your body wants to quit,you have to run with your heart.But you must keep running.Run with perseverance.Run with … Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

HOW TO BE HAPPY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

Two little old ladies decided to go shopping.One wanted new shoes, the other a new dress.The first little lady looked in the shoe store windowand saw shoes she would like to havebut was dismayed when she saw the prices.So she walked into the store and said to the cashier,”I’d like some shoestrings, please.Some nice bright pretty ones.”She went home and put the shoestringsin her old shoes and smiled.”How nice these shoestringsmake my shoes look.Why, my shoes look almost new.”The other little lady looked at dressesbut was dismayed at how much they cost.So, she said to the cashier in the dress shop,”I … Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET