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#325: Envision Your Success
Saturday, May 22, 2010      17 comments

It is a common theme among elite athletes that they envision their success before their events. They picture winning, hearing the applause, receiving congratulations and holding the winner's check or trophy. But every day normal people set ... Read more
#324: Hanging Tough
Friday, May 21, 2010      11 comments

Often, when someone is having a difficult time handling a problem I'll tell them to "hang tough" meaning do not give up, persevere, keep on keeping on. It is easy to quit. It is easy to give up. But to be a winner we need to dig down deep inside... Read more
#323: How Solid Is Your Foundation?
Thursday, May 20, 2010      12 comments

We are likely aware of two stories. The first is about the folly of building our house on sand and watching it blow away in a storm versus the wisdom of building our house on rock in order to enable it to withstand the storm's winds. ... Read more
#322: Do You Believe in Yourself?
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      10 comments

Do you have faith in your abilities? Do you believe you possess a positive attitude when times are tough? Without confidence in ourselves, it will be difficult to be successful, or happy. Feeling inadequate works against us attaining our dr... Read more
#321: How Much Hardship Can You Endure?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      12 comments

Sometimes life's troubles are difficult to cope with. Our burdens weigh us down and we wonder if we can handle more setbacks and disappointments. What do we do then? Let's remind ourselves of the story of Job. His faith was sorely tested wh... Read more
#320: Why Don't These Exercises Count?
Monday, May 17, 2010      19 comments

I got a call from a business contact this morning who was "offended" at my email that "implied" he was doing something against my best interest. I calmly asked where in the email it said that but he couldn't answer, because the note was what it ... Read more
#319: Reminiscing About Family
Sunday, May 16, 2010      8 comments

Normally I enjoy writing blogs that I hope will uplift readers and encourage them and make them know they are appreciated and cared for. Tonight, though, I need to release some emotion. For some reason this evening I have been reminiscing a... Read more
#318: What is Your Attitude?
Saturday, May 15, 2010      12 comments

Which came first, the chicken or the egg is an ageless question to which there may never be a definitive answer. Here is another question that may be less difficult to decipher: Which comes first, achievement or a positive can-do attitude? ... Read more
#317: Life's Beauty
Friday, May 14, 2010      16 comments

This afternoon as I mowed the front yard, these flowers radiated a brilliant red color and, as the sun hit them, appeared translucent. They begged to have their picture taken. ... Read more
#316: Following Our Dreams
Thursday, May 13, 2010      13 comments

One of my current writing projects is to input, organize and edit a book for my aunt Alice, a minister in Indiana. We talked on the phone this afternoon and I kidded her that it seemed she was trying to ensure I read the Bible more than us... Read more
#315: A Day Without Energy
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      13 comments

Earlier today I noted on my activity feed that I was fighting lethargy and had no energy. Apparently, not even enough energy to notice I misspelled "lethergy." It has been a melancholy day, one that just seems to be made for doing nothing of sig... Read more
#314: Be a Beacon in the Dark
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      11 comments

What do you stand for? What are your standards? I'd venture to suggest most people have not spent much time considering what their values are and would not be able to adequately expound on them. But let me ask: Do you want to be a bea... Read more
#313: Letting Go of Resentment
Monday, May 10, 2010      13 comments

Holding onto resentment is emotionally and physically harmful. We are reminded of this from such various sources as the Bible and mental health and medical professionals. I admit I have been holding onto an unwarranted share of bitterness a... Read more
#312: Ambition Versus Lethargy
Sunday, May 09, 2010      10 comments

Most of us have likely seen pictures or maybe even visited the mighty California Redwoods, reputedly the world's largest trees. And, we also likely know what a Japanese Bonsai, supposedly the world's smallest tree, is. What we may not reali... Read more
#311: A This and That Day Thinking of Mom
Saturday, May 08, 2010      10 comments

My day has been one of joy and despair, of happiness and sorrow. I learned how to replace a front turn signal light bulb today. I love the staff at Advanced Auto Parts for being so helpful. Such a minor job but when you are as un-mechanical... Read more

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