Category Archives for Challenges

Stop Trying To Be Successful

Well, doesn’t that just fly in the face of all things people working on happiness and positivity and toward a big goal focus upon.  I mean the whole point of the exercise, in whatever endeavor, is to be successful, no? Of course. But the point here is not to quit being successful, but to quit […]

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4 Steps To Keep Fear From Owning You

Nasty little bugger, that fear.  Many times it bubbles up from the expected places.  And sometimes it flies in your face from a sudden realization or occurrence. But when it settles in, it’s always about a future event.  Having that right now.  Over the last few days news came of the truly terrible kind from […]

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How Do You Keep On Keeping On In The Face Of Great Odds?

We all hate to fail.  Of course we do.  We don’t set out to accomplish anything with the thought of failing in mind. Okay, so I’ve always thought with pre-nups before marriage folks were hedging their bets.  In fact, I’d love to see a study of the percentage of people signing those whose marriages do […]

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Maybe For Just One Day, Give Up On Positive Thinking

Life is not all roses. Dang it!  Don’t you want it to be? I know I do.  I want everything to work out (the first time).  I want my books to do well (and those of my editorial clients.).  I want my girls to win in the show ring, and excel in the field.  I […]

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How To Deal With Change When You Don’t Wanna

We hate change. Well, almost all of us do.  We like our lives the way they are, no?  Even when we’re bored (or slowly dying) with our jobs or houses or god forbid, mates, life itself becomes a habit.  And we are fairly loathe to change habits, even if we know they’ll kill us. Sometimes […]

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