Clear intention

*Clear intention* *_The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work._* — _Emile Zola_ If you set off in a fuzzy, ill-defined direction, you end up getting nowhere. When you just have a vague idea of what you want, that doesn’t give you enough to go on. Instead, make your…

Live with version

*_The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything._* — _Zig Ziglar_ Look clearly at what is and then, look past it. Look, with eyes of wonder and positive expectation, at what can be. See the world in all its rock solid reality and then, look a little further. Discover what good…

Be on it

*_Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees._* — _J. Willard Marriott_ Do not seek to run away from the problem, or to wish it away. Do the work to transform it into a blessing. The moment the problem arises, be on it. Give yourself the advantage of…

Let joy be

*_Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get._* — _Dave Gardner_ Don’t let your joys become needs. Set them free and enjoy them even more. There are activities, people, foods, drinks and experiences you enjoy. Yet if you get to the point where you must have them, where you need them,…

The way you choose to see life

*_Do. Or do not. There is no try._* — _Yoda_ Even when every person you encounter seems to be thoughtless, rude, inconsiderate, you can still be kind. Even when you feel nothing is going your way, you can still move forward with hope and positive action. You cannot control much of what unfolds in life….

Add kindness

*_Our power is in our ability to decide._* — _Buckminster Fuller_ When interacting with other people, keep this in mind. They are people, with lives, stories, families, hopes, challenges and feelings. For your own sake and for the sake of everyone, go out of your way to be considerate. Do all you can do to…

New strength

*_What we see depends mainly on what we look for._* — _Sir John Lubbock_ New strength begins with a decision. Decide to grow stronger today. New strength is built with effort. Invest time in focused effort today, and create strength you can utilize from this day forward. Every experience is best experienced from a position…

New strength

*_What we see depends mainly on what we look for._* — _Sir John Lubbock_ New strength begins with a decision. Decide to grow stronger today. New strength is built with effort. Invest time in focused effort today, and create strength you can utilize from this day forward. Every experience is best experienced from a position…

Fearing mistakes..

*_The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one._* — _Elbert Hubbard_ Don’t try too hard, in fact don’t try at all. Allow yourself to do it, simply. You have unique greatness to give. Stop trying so hard, effective effort is a joy, and is never…

It’s over..

*_Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant._* — _Robert Louis Stevenson_ *The past is over* You disappointed yourself, or someone else, and didn’t live up to expectations. But that was the past, and the past is over.As well as every occurrence that has disappointed. Memories and consequences…

Get yourself doing.

*_Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby._* — _Ruth E Renkel_ Action improves your perspective. Action expands your choices and begins to fulfill your possibilities. The moment you stride forward, the goal feels more attainable. That’s because it is. The life you seek is within reach. It is you who…

Not the easiest..

*_If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired._* — _Erik H. Erikson_ Your greatest blessings often don’t seem like it at the time. Your most valuable experiences are rarely the most enjoyable ones. Take this time challenge yourself to find and/or create the positive value in a…