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Believe in things that haven't happened yet

Self-actualized people, that is people that can make what they want happen, have ambition and use their imagination to see things that aren't there yet, and believe in things that haven't happened yet. Then they take action, every day. What do you see and believe in that is not there…


Handwritten letters can go a long way.

"A handwritten, personal letter has become a genuine modern-day luxury, like a child's pony ride" - Shana Alexander Want to express something and make a real impression on someone?   Write a handwritten letter.


Kind people live in a kind world

What would happen if you raised your voice and got hostile with someone?  They do the same back pretty quickly, right?  What about if you smile at that same person and ask if they need any help?  People in the world are a fast feedback loop.  They respond quickly to…


Food Rule #1

This idea comes to me through Brian Johnson. "Food rule #1 - Eat food" (vs edible foodlike substances). Good advice.  In many convenience stores there is no food - only stuff wrapped in cellophane packaging.  What edible food-like substances are you eating?


A healthy attitude towards failure

Yesterday I said that what you think of yourself is the most important thing when it comes to who you are and how you perform.  But when we fail, stumble, lose, or struggle, what do we let that do to our self-image?   Do we say "I am not good at…


What is the number one quality for success?

If someone asked me "What is the number one quality for success?", this is what I'd say - "A healthy, strong self-image". It's what you think of yourself.  That's it.  That's the most important thing. If you don't think much of yourself, then you will behave consistent with your self-image,…


Believe you can do more

I'm sure we pick it up as kids, but the idea that we can do more and better than we currently are, is critical to us making continuous progress in our lives. You have to believe that while you are doing ok, good or excellent, that you can be even…


Do you expect to win?

People that do well, expect to do well. You can never outperform your own expectations. Do you expect to win?


I said "yes", and then it all happened…

I feel like I am an unlikely person to have done all this, but in my fifties a most extraordinary adventure of my life took place.  I was never an extraordinary athlete.  Ambition and perseverance were my superpowers, traits I passed onto my son Tanner. One day I received a…


Ignorance is the parent of fear

This is a quote by Hermann Melville, the author of Moby Dick.   Today, think about the things you fear, and how a lack of full information and understanding of the issue feeds your fear about it.   The solution is to learn more about what we fear, and not just from…


What is causing your personal problems?

Recently my lower back has been hurting and I have not been sleeping well.  I could go to the chiropractor (as I will) and not change anything.  I am a side sleeper.  I roll from left to right many times a night.  Where my hips hit the mattress it makes…


We are getting richer

In human history, there have been millennia when nothing changed.  We live at a subsistence level, scratching for food and resources, and we didn't live long.  Today, the average American is much richer and working fewer hours with a higher standard of living than even 20 years ago.  This includes…


Thankfulness

"All our discontents about what we want appeared to me to spring from the lack of thankfulness for what we have." - Daniel Defoe, 1719 What are you thankful for?  I am sure there is a lot.  Think about it some each day.  When you see my box below saying…


What are you doing with what you have?

We all have talents and we all have some assets.  These talents may not be the same as what others have, and they aren't supposed to be.  Your combination of talents makes you unique. The question is - are you using what you have to get better, to develop and…


Produce more than you consume

If you produce more value for others than you consume yourself, you can save and invest. If you consume more than you produce you become dependent and lose your freedom and happiness. How are you doing?


Worthy – not because someone else says so

People who look for validation and permission from others that they are worthy and valuable are looking outside themselves.  This is risky and will result in an emotional rollercoaster of a life as people like you or do not like you for their own reasons that you cannot control. I…