Is Your Setback an Endurance Race or an Adventurous Journey?

Success MottoWhy do some people react to disaster with whimpering and moaning and groaning?  Then there are others who stiffen their upper lip, pull their cap down tight on their forehead and trudge into the gale force winds?  One word – Mindset!

So what is your Mindset?  Are you a Moaner?  Or a Masterer?  I can’t make you one or the other.  All I can do is point out to YOU that there is a difference, and it is a difference which YOU CAN CONTROL.

Most often, those going through hardships forget THEY ARE IN CHARGE!   Oh yes, I know, you didn’t write your own pink slip, and you didn’t drive that delivery truck into the side your car.  But YOU CAN CONTROL THE SITUATION, and YOU CAN PREDICT THE OUTCOME! Keep reading…

San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Quarterback Destiny Meets Superbowl Opportunity

Super Bowl Football Can you tell the 2013 Super Bowl is almost here?  LOL  Everywhere you look there are advertisements that revolve around the Super Bowl.  I mean, they are everywhere!  They hang from buildings, are posted on windows, hang from highway overpasses, are bumper stickers on cars, light up the highways on billboards…just everywhere you turn.

So tonight my husband wanted to talk about the Super Bowl, but I’m not really a crazed football fanatic. So, over dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, he decided to share something about the big game that he thought I’d find interesting.  Boy, was he right.

Only if you’ve been sitting with your head in the sand do you NOT know that the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in the big game coming up.  Well, I don’t have a dog in that hunt so I was only half-way listening – I’ll admit it.  But he keep talking about the teams and soon my “inspiration” radar starting going off big time. Keep reading…

Finding Happiness Is A Wise Investment Of Time

Finding HappinessRichard Carlson, in his book Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff, asks, “Will this matter a year from now?”

Do you find yourself worrying over things you can’t control and can’t change?  What a giant waste of time!  It is far better to concentrate your energy and emotion on productive tasks.  Focus your thoughts and energies on finding happiness.

  • Is there a project you haven’t yet finished?
  • Or a new idea you’ve been thinking about?
  • Maybe there’s an idea a friend has mentioned to you?
  • Keep reading…

Every Great Dream Begins With A Dreamer

Dreams Hopes Desires“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

This is an inspiring and insightful quote by Harriet Tubman.  But I like to add my version…

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer who isn’t afraid of the journey.”

Everyone can dream, that’s not the news-flash here.  Everyone can dream, regardless of their economics, education, location, IQ, age, or stature in life.

It’s the fact that a great dream has to come from somewhere.  It must be ‘birthed somewhere. Keep reading…

Meet Pegasus, Your Mythological War Horse

Struggling With SetbacksMeet Pegasus, mythology’s ancient and magnificent warhorse. Here Pegasus is flying through treacherous storm clouds, then emerging victorious out of the storm and into the calm and peaceful skies. Legend has it that, during a particularly fierce battle on Mount Olympus, Pegasus allowed the hero to ride him into battle to defeat the evil one. He is associated with inspiration and wisdom and is considered the “divine winged” horse. Everywhere his hooves touched down on the earth, a spring of inspiration flowed forth.

You may be struggling with setbacks now, (some minor, perhaps some major) but in your imagination you can envision riding astride Pegasus to fight against whatever darkness is coming against you. See yourself defeat whatever has caused you this setback. Then accept the enlightenment, wisdom and inspiration that will fortify you to get back on your feet again. I’m always telling people to “think outside of the box”, and it does take inspiration to have a creative mindset. So take the inspiration from Pegasus, and then use that to build you OWN level of inspiration. Keep reading…