Tag Archives: success

Where Did the Dreamer Go?

by Craig Harper Last year I had a phone call from a guy that I had gone school with but had not seen for twenty plus years. He had heard me on the radio and decided to make contact. As he talked I struggled to recall exactly who he was. Don’t you hate that when someone talks to… Read More »

Courage: Doing What You Think You Cannot Do

By Rich Rusdorf Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” Doing that which you fear, or think you cannot, will help you develop the above qualities and many more, such as:… Read More »

Perseverance: Are Your Goals Worth Fighting For?

Once in awhile, a film comes along that opens your eyes in powerful ways. For me, the most recent movie to do this was “Cinderella Man.” If you haven’t seen it yet, I’ll give a quick overview without giving away anything important to the story line. James J. Braddock was a boxer in the 1920’s and 1930’s, during… Read More »

Successful Decision-Making Process

Decision-making seems like it should be a simple process, but sometimes we can find ourselves vacillating back and forth between one or more choices, truly unable to make a solid decision. One of the things that makes decision-making so unnerving is the fear of making a wrong move. We may hesitate about making any kind of decision because… Read More »

Developing a Motivated Mindset

From time to time, each of us will find ourselves in a rut of boredom and disinterest. We seem to lose our zest for life and feel tired, irritable and unmotivated. We want to hide under the covers rather than face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, or sad about the pain and suffering in the… Read More »

Seeing Challenges as Opportunities

Are you a person who loves challenges, or hates them? I must admit I’ve spent most of my life as a person who hates them. I always thought of challenges as frustrating, maddening obstacles keeping me from where I want to be. I even used to take them personally, feeling like the universe must hate me and like… Read More »

Determination and Perseverance

When we first begin working toward a goal, we are filled with passion, fire and excitement. We feel invincible and we just know that we can accomplish whatever we desire. We take off running toward our goal, determined to make it happen, and we know we CAN make it happen. Then we begin to encounter some obstacles. We… Read More »

Action vs. Apathy

How many times have you felt truly defeated by the circumstances in your life? You know, the “I don’t know why I bother to keep trying, I’m going back to bed and staying there” feeling. It happens to everyone – housewives, corporate executives, rock stars, actors, world leaders. Each and every one of us has had a day… Read More »

Letting Your Inner Light Shine

This week something interesting happened to me. I made a gift for someone, and they absolutely loved it. As they exclaimed over it and admired it, they asked if it had taken me long to make. I shrugged and said, “Just a few hours” – when in fact I spent more than 30 hours working on it. I… Read More »

New Beginnings: Starting Over

I recently had the pleasure of seeing the movie, 50 First Dates starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. (Note: this article contains spoilers for the movie. If you haven’t seen it yet and don’t want me ruining the surprise, you might want to put this article aside until after you’ve seen it.) The main character, “Lucy” (Barrymore) has… Read More »