This is one of the best ways to look at life

Cascading down a lush green knoll, blanketed by wildflowers, you run free, without care and full of mirth, breathing in joy and exhaling love: You live. Slowing your strides to a saunter, you drink in the beauty that embraces you, enveloped in serenity, bathed in light, wrapped in love. There is no one with you,…More

This is the best way to think about your future

Your past doesn’t determine your future. What has happened to you is only a part of your story, and even a part of you—but it is not you. So stop your mind’s eye from reaching back into darkened memories, pondering mistakes made. Worry not. Past failures don’t ruin all that is ahead. That is continually…More

One of the best phrases to practice in life

“I’ll try.” Practicing that simple phrase will make your life rich. It will open your mind to new possibilities, friends, adventures, ideas. You will learn skills you never thought you could obtain, meet people you never thought you would know, accomplish feats you thought only possible for others. “I’ll try” is the enemy of the…More

This is the way to become greater

You have greatness inside of you. It’s there. But it does not speak in a loud, clear voice—but in a purr—slight sensations reverberating in your spirit. It beckons you to do the right thing, help that person in need, go above and beyond—love fiercely. Attune your heart to hear its call. For that is what…More

To succeed you need to know this

Failure is a part of the process of succeeding. You can’t have one without the other. So don’t despair when you don’t see the results you want, make a mistake on that project, or fail to find the right answer. Learn from it. Grow from it. Walk away stronger, smarter, better, and persist in pushing…More

This is one of the smartest things you can do

It’s easy to feel stupid when you’re trying something new. But you’re not. I’ve been there. I felt that when I started this blog, my businesses, and pretty much every other venture I’ve tried. But you are not stupid for trying. It would be stupid not to. There are too many people who’ve lived halfhearted…More

Do you know how valuable your time is?

No matter how much you can charge per hour, $1000 or $10, your time is precious. It’s the one resource you will pine for most at the end of your life. Money, houses, or stuff won’t be what you want, no—it’s more time. Don’t just spend it well; invest it wisely. Consider your hours thoughtfully.…More

One of the best doubts you can have

Not all doubts are bad. Some point you in the right direction. After you commit to running your first marathon or that ambitious project at work or some big goal you’ve always dreamed of accomplishing, that’s when you can hear a voice inside of your head saying, “No way; I can’t do that.” It happens…More

These words are for your joy

Children laugh, playing and chasing one another, as time is forgotten and unattended, unencumbered by worry, drenched in innocence. Holiday songs float from merry mouths of people who love the holidays and song, carrying the tune on silvery waves of sound, filled with the melodies of delight. Memories retold around a table with the remnants…More

Do you know how powerful your words are?

What we say to ourselves shapes us. The words you use form the way you think, and the way you think changes how you behave, and the way you behave affects how you live, and the way you live can transform your life. Well-chosen words breathe hope into us when our spirits are broken, revive…More