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Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Brick Wall of Failure

The Brick Wall of Failure

How many people do you know who like to fail? I don’t know any at all. Everybody wants to be successful and do something that matters and that makes a difference in the world. While we’re on that journey to doing that big thing, we will, no doubt, encounter failure. At one point or another, no matter how much we try to avoid it, we will fail. Failure is certain in life, but it does not have to define your life. Read the rest of this entry

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Aware of Myself

Aware of Myself

It is often easier to follow other people. It is often easier to copy attitudes, behaviors, emotions, and thought processes that we see in other people by observance or by everyday interaction. Observance and interaction with other people in various relationships and situations is good. But mindlessly following what they do is not. That is where self awareness comes into play. Read the rest of this entry

Be the Light For Somebody Else

Be the Light For Somebody Else

Unfortunately, our world is filled with a great deal of sadness, hurt, pain, and death. We don’t have to live long or look far to realize that we are not living in a perfect world. People hurt on the inside and the outside. Some grieve openly while others choose to grieve privately. Some people see the world through dark colored lens while others are unable to see the world at all. Through no fault of their own, many children are born into poverty, illiteracy, war, and violence. They know no other world but the one they have lived in all their lives. Read the rest of this entry

The Best Time Is Now

The Best Time Is Now

A young man asked an old wise woman, “When is the best time to plant an oak tree?”

The old wise woman answered, “Twenty years ago.”

Surprised, the young man said, “Well, when is the second best time to plant an oak tree?”

The old wise woman replied, “Right now.” Read the rest of this entry