YOU GOTTA HAVE GRIT – IT WILL GET YOU TO YOUR GOAL

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

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

To experience success in lifethere are several things to keep in mind.First of all, success can beas small as completing the day’s chores,or as big as composing a concerto.Regularly succeeding at small thingsprepares you for success at big things.Practice at succeeding develops goodhabits and creates a positive mindset.It makes you realize thatyou have what it takes to succeed.There are several things thatwill help you be successful.(1) BELIEF IN YOURSELFThere’s nothing more empoweringthan having confidence in yourself.You have to believe that you can do it.(2) VISIONThose that succeed are those who have aclear vision of what they want to accomplish.Always focus … Continue reading YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

Love that is fulfilling, lastingand unconditional.Faith that gives you hope and thestrength to overcome life’s struggles.Dreams that give you purposeand a vision for what can be.Courage to be your own personand stand up for what is right.Compassion to care aboutand serve those less fortunate.Friendships that give you support,good times and much laughter.Perseverance to not give up whenfaced with failures and disappointments.Forgiveness when others cause you hurt and pain.Comfort when you experience loss and need to grieve.Happiness that fills your heartwith contentment and much joy. Continue reading HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

You have received a gift basketas part of what life offers.Everyone receives the giftbut not everyone uses it.In the basket is everythingyou need to succeed.If you use the items in the basket,they will empower you to fulfill your dreams.As you proceed to use your gift basket,remember that real successis achieving a peace of mindin knowing that you havegiven your very best effortin all that you attempt to do.In the basket are the itemsthat will empower you.A clear vision of what it isyou want to do.Belief in your dream.The interest and desire to achieve it.The courage to try.Confidence in yourself.The abilities … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

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