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(October 13, 2008) If you truly want to achieve a dream, resolution, or daily goal you have to know 'what you intend to do and how you intend to do it'. You have to be specific. It is exhilarating to commit to a huge, undefined dream, but to succeed, you have to boil it down to its core essence, so that you have ..
(July 23, 2008) There is so much to do in any given day that it is often difficult, if not impossible, to keep priorities front and center. Given the hectic pace of an ordinary day it's not always easy, or possible, to achieve the goals that inch you closer and closer to fulfilling your heart's desire - your ..
(July 21, 2008) The clock is ticking . . . are you making good use of your valuable time? Each second, each minute, each day, is either taking you closer to fulfilling your dreams, or closer to a life filled with regret for what could have been. You're probably thinking, “Gee, I just don't have time to make ..
(June 17, 2008) Self-Confidence, self-esteem and self-worth . . . all are vitally important qualities in a person's day-to-day life. They are also important qualities that contribute to (or detract from) the successful pursuit of dreams, New Year Resolutions and daily goals. In my experience, when I pursue a ..
(June 16, 2008) I can do that tomorrow . . . How often do you say that about both the large and small things in life, the important and the trivial? How often do you procrastinate, intentionally postpone, needlessly delay, drag your feet, slack off, and habitually avoid taking action. How often do you ‘put ..
(May 05, 2008) Inspiration - that wonderful act of stimulating the mind, body and soul to high levels of activity and high levels of feeling - enables each one of us to create, achieve, succeed, find reward, happiness, and joy in this world. Each one of us has moments in which we are truly inspired by others and ..
(March 22, 2008) Doubt - that unnerving feeling of uncertainty - visits each one of us at one time or another during the journey toward achievement. When you're working hard to fulfill a dream, keep a New Year resolution, or achieve a daily goal it's not uncommon to wonder, periodically, if you're moving in the ..
(March 14, 2008) Time is precious. It's finite. Once it's gone, it's gone, we can't 're-do' past moments that have ticked by. But think about it . . . do we really treat the time we have like the precious commodity - precious gift - that it truly is? Personally, I run 'hot and cold' with the way that I treat my ..
(February 02, 2008) Time passes so quickly! Just a few short weeks ago we were coming off our holiday food, drink, spending, and party hangovers. We were also launching our New Year resolutions. Here we are, already into the second month of the new year. My biggest problem on a day-to-day basis - and probably yours, ..
(December 25, 2007) A wonderful New Year is upon us. That magical time in which we are given a blank page on which we can write the next chapter in our lives. We're given the gift of time, 365 days in which we can shape and mold our ideas into something tangible and real. Are you ready to take a look back at what you ..
(August 29, 2007) A brand new day! Isn't it wonderful that we were given a new one this morning? No matter what happened yesterday, or the day before - good or bad - we got a brand new day today, a brand new chance to try again, thanks to God's good graces. What a wonderful gift. Personally, regardless of what set ..
(August 29, 2007) Some days we're just so busy trying to take care of our ‘full plate’ of responsibilities that we forget to ‘give back’. It's so easy to lose sight of occasionally reaching out and helping another person. No matter what stage we're at in our lives each one of us has ..
(August 14, 2007) Each one of us is capable of ‘imagining’ - weaving creative moments in which we craft art, writing, a fabulous home, lovely garden, successful work proposal, a joyous family life, an exceptional college term paper, a song. The creative process, and its products, is endless, unique to ..
(August 10, 2007) Do What You Love - Love What You Do! It can be more than a ‘motto’ if you truly believe in yourself and what you are doing. I've been a goal-oriented person throughout my life and I've always tried to 'do what I love and love what I do'. In junior high school, I decided to pursue a ..
(July 25, 2007) I Resolve To Achieve! I just love those four words. They mean a lot to me. They signal my commitment, determination, and firm decision(s) to ‘go for it’. To work hard to achieve goals large and small each and every day. To make each and every day count. To make each and every day New ..
(July 13, 2007) Have you made a promise to yourself to achieve a dream, resolution, goal in 2007? Did you start the year on January 1 by making a commitment to pursue a resolution? Or perhaps you decided on your birthday to pursue a long-held dream. Or maybe the first day of Spring inspired you to dare to dream ..
(July 09, 2007) When you're working hard to fulfill a dream, keep a New Year resolution, or achieve a goal it's so easy to grow bored and weary. On January 1 folks draft a list of resolutions that they believe they should keep - new things they want to learn, bad habits they want to un-learn, things they want to ..
(July 03, 2007) There is no true 'failure' in life if you play your cards right. We're at that half-way point in the year when some folks start looking back, pondering the New Year Resolutions they made on January 1, and abandoned soon after. The resolutions were probably a laundry list of things that needed to ..
(June 23, 2007) So many choices! On any given day we make dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of large and small choices and decisions. What to have for lunch? Left turn or right turn on the way to a new destination in the car? Head to the gym, or not? Procrastinate, or get busy with that important work project? Some ..
(June 19, 2007) Fear is a common obstacle to fulfilling dreams, keeping New Year resolutions and achieving goals. We fear what we don't understand. We fear being embarrassed or humiliated. We fear making and failing to keep the same New Year resolution over and over again. We fear change. We fear being hurt. Fear ..
(June 02, 2007) What enables one person to doggedly persist in making and keeping a New Year resolution, while others quit before they even begin just days or weeks after January 1? What enables one person to live a dream, while others are too afraid to try, prompting lives of sorrow and regret? The complete ..
(May 25, 2007) If you truly want to make and keep your New Year resolutions, why not make each and every day New Year's Day? Why not make each day count as a day filled with hope, renewal and gratitude? God willing, each one of us will get a brand new day tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and the next day, ..