Everyone always says, “Have a good day.” That’s nice but how do you make sure your day is a good one? What control do you have over your day and how it goes? Here are a few suggestions: As soon as you wake up each day, give thanks that you’re alive. After giving thanks, tell yourself why you’re grateful to be alive. Come up with at least one reason. It sounds simple, but starting your day with gratitude sets a positive tone for your whole day. It makes a difference. Eat breakfast. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY: 7 THINGS YOU CAN DO
Winning always begins with attitude. Right from the start, your outlook is positive because you know you’re going to be a winner regardless of the results. You realize that winning is important but even more important is effort. If you work hard and give your very best effort, you will, without question, be a winner. Winning is not about winning. It’s about wanting to win. It’s about desire. It’s about determination. It’s about being motivated to reach the finish line. It’s about not giving up. It’s about falling down, getting back up, and having the courage to keep on going. … Continue reading HOW TO BE A WINNER EVERY TIME
Being unable to read is a major problem. Over 14% of the population in the United States is illiterate. The U.S. ranks 125th in the world in literacy. With the start of a new school year, teachers have a major challenge in from of them — helping children learn to read. Miss Prim is one of those teachers. She has 26 very unique children. Today, meet one of her students: Humphrey Higgins Hook — he hates to read. See how Miss Prim deals with the problem. Perhaps it will make you smile. (This is part of my children’s book: Miss … Continue reading START YOUR DAY WITH A SMILE —IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOUR DAY GOES
You can have talent and you can have good looksbut if you don’t got GRIT you don’t havewhat it takes to get you to your goal.’Cause GRIT is doing what you have to doto get you where you wanna go.GRIT is stickin’ it out in the face of failure,persevering when obstacles block your path,standing strong when setbacks come your way.GRIT is staying in the game when everyoneelse is giving up, packing up, and going home.It’s the stubborn refusal to quit.It’s being knocked down five timesbut getting up six.When everyone else is saying, “I can’t,”GRIT is saying, “I can. I will.”It’s … Continue reading YOU GOTTA HAVE GRIT – IT WILL GET YOU TO YOUR GOAL
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 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?
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