WHEN THINGS AREN’T GOING WELL, HIT “PAUSE” AND “RESTART”

Some days things just don’t go so well.Some days you feel like you’ve fallenand you can’t get up,and you don’t even want to get up.Some days you feel like you’re stuck in a rut.You feel like you’re wading in yucky muck.You’re convinced someone turned off your go-powerand your whole system has been disabled.You’re in complete shut-down mode.Nothing is functioning.But wait…..do NOT be dismayed.There’s something you can do.There’s a remote in your mind.The first thing you need to do ishit “PAUSE.”Step back from whatever you’re doing,take a deep breathand momentarily let the world go by.Talk to yourself and say,”Now wait a … Continue reading WHEN THINGS AREN’T GOING WELL, HIT “PAUSE” AND “RESTART”

SPECIAL DELIVERY – YOU HAVE RECEIVED “TODAY” AS A GIFT

Imagine that you got up this morningand a stranger knocked on your door.You opened the doorand the stranger handed youa large gift box and said,”I’m giving you “TODAY” as a gift.You have 24 hours to enjoy it.It will then disappearand become YESTERDAY.Do not let it go unopened.”You take the gift and ask,”Will you bring another gift TOMORROW?”The stranger says,”TODAY is your gift.TODAY is the only day you can get TODAY.The PRESENT is your gift.I cannot promise that I will be here TOMORROW.Make sure you open TODAYand enjoy the entire PRESENTbefore it becomes YESTERDAY.”The stranger leaves.You open the box.What are you … Continue reading SPECIAL DELIVERY – YOU HAVE RECEIVED “TODAY” AS A GIFT

YOUR POTENTIAL — WHATEVER YOU DO, USE IT.

Prepare yourself for what will be in life.There will be obstacles…mistakes,disappointments,failures,conflict,pain,discouragement.But greater than these that will beis that which exists within you.Not what will be….but WHAT IS.You cannot measure it,for it is limitless.You cannot discard it,for it is part of your soul.If you ignite it,it will trigger your passion.If you launch it,it will take you to new heights.If you tap into it, it will burst forth with possibilities.It’s one of your most valuable possessions.YOUR POTENTIAL.Treasure it….nurture it…..cultivate it….unleash it.Whatever you do….USE IT. Continue reading YOUR POTENTIAL — WHATEVER YOU DO, USE IT.

MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF TO GROW DAILY

Do yourself a big favor.Make a commitment to yourselfto grow DAILY.Grow…..Every Single Day!Fulfillment in lifedoes not come fromacquiring, achieving, or advancing.It comes from growing as a person.One of the greatest feelingsyou can have in lifeis to feel yourself growing.Few people make it a goal tokeep growing.They reach a certain point and stop.They plateau…..level off….grow stale.Be the exception.Within you is the potentialto be all you can possibly be.But it can only happen through growth.So do yourself a big favor.Make a commitment to grow DAILY.Grow……Every Single Day! Continue reading MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF TO GROW DAILY

HOW TO JUMP-START YOUR DAY AND HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE

Sometimes we can feela little dull in the morning,maybe even a little bit down,and we need somethingto jump-start our day,something to get us going,something to perk us up,something that will give us apositive start to our day andkeep us feeling positive all day.Here’s a tip that works for me.Look around you for just one small thingthat reminds you of something positive.It could be a photo or a book you’ve read.It could be a small gift that someone gave you,or a note in a card that someone sent you,it could even be a ring on your finger.The key is to look … Continue reading HOW TO JUMP-START YOUR DAY AND HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE

DECIDE TO DO THE THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO — YOU CAN DO IT.

Take a moment.Think about all the thingsyou would like to do….BUTyou haven’t done….BECAUSEYou are hesitant or afraidto make a decisionand DO them.You come up with a long listof reasons why you can’t.All the things you want to dojust sit there and smolder.They don’t go away.Dreams never do.Perhaps the most difficultthing sometimesis simply making the decision to act.BUTthink about all the thingsyou miss out on,things you could be enjoying in lifeby hesitating to decide.HESITATING is almost always the BARRIER.HOWEVER…..You CAN do what you DECIDE.The POWER to decide lies within YOU.Start by taking one thing….just one thingyou want to do.Maybe the easiest … Continue reading DECIDE TO DO THE THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO — YOU CAN DO IT.

PARABLE: HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXIST AND USEFUL.

Exist and Useful were twin sisters who grew up in the beautiful town of Life. They had a typical childhood, enjoying the world around them. They attended Opportunity High School where they both received a good education. The twins had a lot in common, yet they were different. When asked what their goals were, they had very different answers. Exist’s goals were more inward, more focused on self. She said she simply wanted to enjoy everything she possibly could in life, experience lots of adventure, be free-spirited, not be tied to schedules and deadlines. Serving her own interests were her … Continue reading PARABLE: HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXIST AND USEFUL.