Jul 1, 2015
A story told by Benjamin Zander in his book “The Art of Possibility”.
“Waiter,” said Ben, in an exuberant mood, “I have a perfect life, but I don’t have a knife.”
I was having breakfast with a friend on one of my periodic visits to London to conduct the Philharmonic Orchestra. I heard giggles behind me and, turning around, caught the eye of a girl of about 12 with a typically English pudding-bowl haircut. We exchanged smiles, and then I went back to my conversation and to my breakfast.
The next day, I passed the young lady again in the breakfast room and stopped to speak with her.
“Good morning. How are you today?”
She drew herself up ever so slightly and, with a tilt to her chin and a sparkle in her eye, answered...
Jun 17, 2015
There is inside you
all of the potential
to be whatever you want to be,
all of the energy
to do whatever you want to do.
Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
doing what you want to do,
and each day, take one step
towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
hold on to your dream.
One morning you will awake to find
that you are the person you dreamed of,
doing what you wanted to do,
simply because you had the courage
to believe in your potential
and to hold on to your dream.
~ Donna Levine ~
Jun 3, 2015
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity:
It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
Gratitude (also known as thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation). It’s a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgement of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Wikipedia.com
Do you show gratitude? Do you show enough gratitude? Studies show that people who are more grateful are happier, less depressed and enjoy life more. They’re more adapt at dealing with difficulties that we all experience in life and they are more likely to seek support from others. Grateful people also sleep better because they think more positive thoughts before they go to sleep.
From now on, catch yourself throughout the day and take a moment to just be grateful. Grateful for the air-conditioned...
May 20, 2015
Goals Help You Establish Priorities and Decide What is Truly Important
It is important for us to choose what we are going to spend our valuable time on and be clear on what we are NOT going to spend our time on. It is important to understand that we can’t do everything and being clear on our goals allows us to prioritise and plan how we are going to spend our time.
When we identify and write down our top goals, that allows us to be clear on what is most important to us. It allows us to focus on what really matters most.
Achieving Goals is a Great Way to Spend Your Time
We are all busy. It is almost a competition. Some of us are busy being busy and some of...
May 6, 2015
In this learning experience called life, there are things that happen that are difficult. It helps a lot to remember that there is always an answer greater than the problem we are experiencing.
Just as when we are learning the rules in mathematics, the problem may seem daunting or overwhelming – but only until we apply the right thinking, and then the answer reveals itself.
In life, we sometimes feel that we have made a mistake and we don’t like the results. Nevertheless, the power of the Universe is always available in our life. Through proper thinking about the “problem”, we have access to the power to receive a useful answer.
Wherever you are right now, take a deep breath and know your greatest answer is seeking to emerge through you.
Apr 22, 2015
Don’t be afraid of high hopes
or plans that seem to be out of reach.
Life is meant to be experienced,
and every situation allows for
learning and growth.
Motivation is a positive starting point,
and action places you on a forward path.
A dream is a blueprint
of a goal not yet achieved;
the only difference between the two
is the effort involved in attaining
what you hope to accomplish.
Let your mind and heart urge you on;
allow the power of your will
to lead you to your destination.
Don’t count the steps ahead;
just add up the total
of steps already covered,
and multiply it by
faith, confidence, and endurance.
Always remember that
for those who persist,
today’s dreams are transformed
into tomorrow’s successes.
Kelly D. Caron
Apr 8, 2015
No one can know the potential,
Of a life that is committed to win;
With courage – the challenge it faces,
To achieve great success in the end!
So, explore the Dimension of Greatness,
And believe that the world CAN be won;
By a mind that is fully committed,
KNOWING the task can be done!
Your world has no place for the sceptic,
No room for the DOUBTER to stand;
To weaken your firm resolution
That you CAN EXCEL in this land!
We must have VISION TO SEE our potential,
And FAITH TO BELIEVE that we can;
Then COURAGE TO ACT with conviction,
To become what GOD MEANT us to be!
So, possess the strength and the courage,
To conquer WHATEVER you choose;
It’s the person WHO NEVER GETS STARTED,
That is destined FOREVER to lose!
~ Author Unknown ~
Mar 11, 2015
You have learned that setbacks and failure are part of self-growth.
You have a support system that includes people who would do anything for you.
You don’t complain much.
You can celebrate others' successes.
You have passions that you pursue.
Mar 11, 2015
It’s not how much you accomplish in life that really counts,
but how much you give to others.
It’s not how high you build your dreams that makes a difference,
but how high your faith can climb.
It’s not how many goals you reach, but how many lives you touch.
It’s not who you know that matters, but who you are inside.
Believe in the impossible,
hold tight to the incredible,
and live each day to its fullest potential.
You can make a difference in your world.
– Rebecca Barlow Jordan –
Mar 3, 2015
Get Ready the Night Before
Set Daily Goals and Rewards
Do the Important Stuff First
Focus on What’s in Front of You
Execute Decisions Faster