Category Archives for Motivation

You Really Should Pat Yourself On The Back Today

Especially first thing in the morning, and last before going to sleep. It’s easy to wake up with negative thoughts, no?  And for sure if you’re not an “Oh, what a beautiful morning!” type of person.  Because you probably woke up grumbling to begin with. Ah, to stay in that wonderful bed would be so […]

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What Do You Do When Life Is Insane?

Who am I? Oh, dear Lord.  I have no idea! Although I must say, I’m in a better place than I was a couple of months ago. Then, I’d just gotten to work after 3 days off.  Well, 3 days off from actual vocational work.  Which meant no writing, blogging, posting, business email, or editing.  […]

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Are You Really Afraid Or Are You Just Lazy?

How could those two be connected?  I mean, you’re not lazy, right?  You work hard at what you do.  Give your job your all, take care of your family (sometimes multi-generations worth), apply yourself to school or learning any new task, work out hard, and any number of other endeavors in front of you. Lazy?  […]

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At The Risk Of Being Wrong

Encoded into our DNA is the desire to be right.  And oh, how we hold onto positions or dreams or relationships or jobs—even when we know they’re wrong.    And the more we bolster up a false truth, the longer before we accept reality. Denial of the real truth always comes from a hidden fear […]

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7 Tips From My Time Dealing With Failure

Failing just sucks.  Doesn’t it?  No matter how you couch it, and all the positive (yes, to follow!) attributes that stem from it, failure just sucks eggs. We live in a world that worships success. Whether on the playing field, the art world, running a Fortune 500 company, we glorify those who win the game.  […]

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Is Your Quest Important?

I’ve had a lot of people tell me after the Quest series that they didn’t have anything that important in their lives.  That their lives were filled with the mundane, with driving kids to various functions, toiling at their jobs, volunteering, etc., etc., and none of that was worthy of a quest. Really?  Yes, most […]

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What Can You Be?

Not what you are, not what you do, not how much money you make or any titles, as successful as those may be.  But more to the point, what is the highest point you can potentially reach? Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (often called his Ladder), came from his study of healthy, happy people.  The true […]

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Often, It’s Just About The Slog

We think in terms of heroic quests—which many of us undertook this year!—as about the big battles, facing the demons, going through a process fraught with potholes and devils and winning. And yep, that’s what a quest is about.  But those things are only part of it. I heard recently from a reader who has […]

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How To Squash That Fear And Just Do It: 4 Tools

Because the fear’s gonna come.  It always does. Fear comes in lots of packages.  We know its names—fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change in whatever that looks like.  The lists are endless, but always come back to these.  Psychologists disagree on exactly which plagues most folks, but an intriguing Psychology Today post […]

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Do You Need A Bowl Of Ice Cream And A New Perspective?

I do!  I sat at my desk this morning to find a boatload of additional work piled on my head.  You know how that happens? And when the mountain has grown from the small hills by your home to Everest shooting 20,000 feet up into the clouds, well, what’s your first reaction?  Mine tends to […]

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