Desmond Howard on Success

March 25, 2015

You can either look for reasons to succeed, or find excuses to fail. What are you searching for? – Desmond Howard

Are you looking for the obstacle or the opportunity?

Can you replace, “Here’s why it can’t work” with “How CAN I make this work?”

Instead of NO, what can you say YES to?


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are – Eleanor Roosevelt

What can you DO today?

Which talent, skill, or expertise do you HAVE that everyone seeks your advice on?

Start from where you are. What FIRST STEP can you take?


Yiddish Proverb on Choices

March 11, 2015

No choice is a choice too – Yiddish proverb When you don’t act, you agree to stay right where you are. If you mean to look for a new job but don’t, you accept your old job over again. If you mean to get fit but don’t change your exercise routine or diet, you choose […]

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Christina Rossetti on Beginning

March 4, 2015

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun. – Christina Rossetti What have you always wanted to do but didn’t? Start that now.

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Martha Fay on Your Own Standards

February 4, 2015

I did what I understood, and what I was interested in, and what I loved.  It was not reckless, as I secretly worried it was, but neither was it as brave as some people have suggested.  It was urgent and irresistible – like falling in love with exactly the wrong person by all objective standards […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Guiding Principles

January 28, 2015

The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they […]

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John Lennon on Happiness

January 21, 2015

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. […]

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Alfred Perlman on Starting Over

December 17, 2014

After you’ve done a thing the same way over two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over. –  Alfred Perlman End of year is usually when people get introspective. Take advantage of that reflection and ask the big question […]

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Richard Sapit on Time and the Trivial

December 10, 2014

Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial. - Richard Sapit We’re almost at the end of another year. What did you spend it on? Did you worry about things that didn’t happen? Did you complain about slights that no longer matter or problems that worked themselves out? What do you want to carry over […]

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Barbara Sher on Now

December 3, 2014

“Now” is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating. - Barbara Sher What […]

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