Category Archives for Motivation

Do You Know How I Know You Can Do This?

Whatever “this” is. That may seem quite the blanket statement, and in reality, is.  But I’ve seen people tackle the most incredibly obstacles, even in the face of certain failure, and prevail. We all have, no?  How many heroes can you point to?  Of both sexes.  And often they’re not folks who chose to enter […]

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Sometimes I Wish It Was Not My Calling

Especially early mornings!  Sometimes I just want to sleep in.  Ya know? Even when you’re motivated and filled with purpose, when you know why you’re doing what you’re doing, when you truly believe in it, well, sometimes you just get tired. Enough whining!  This happens a lot when you’ve committed to a path, to a […]

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I Have Excuses, Yes I Do

Billions of them.  About, well, just about everything I set out to do!  I had those negative tapes circling around my head for so long, they think they live there. And anytime I set out on a new endeavor (or an old one I’ve picked back up again), the first thing that comes up is […]

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THE WORLD NEEDS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

We live in a precarious world.  Often, in our country of freedom and plenty, we forget that.  Especially we can forget what the rest of the world is like for women. It took a long, arduous fight by women activists in this country to attain basic rights, such as the ability to vote and own […]

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I TOTALLY MEANT TO DO THAT

I mean, I did.  It was right there—on my “to do” list.  Right up at the top.  So why didn’t it get done? I can provide a thousand reasons.  Can’t you?  You make that list, sometimes more than one, and that “thing” doesn’t get done.  Because of course, we don’t want to do it! We […]

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LIFE IS HARD AND OTHER BS

Okay, so of course we all go through times when life really is hard.  We all know it can be.  As the Buddha said, “Life is suffering.” But he didn’t leave it with that!  The Noble Truths go on to basically say that if you can control your body and mind in a way that […]

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The Quest Part 10: Sacrifice and Bliss and Perseverance

Well, we’re glad those annoyances in the last part are over! But, the stage is now set for the final ordeal.  Here everything comes together as you begin your sprint toward the goal.  This leads to the climax, that final facing of the foe within and without, the most dangerous part of our journey.   Will […]

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The Quest Part 9: THE TURN FOR HOME

Reward over! Well, that was abrupt. And quite sadly, it usually is.   How rude. I mean, here you were, having faced the big inner demons.  Basking in your reward, whatever that was.  Feeling pretty dang good about yourself and where you are on this journey.  Ready to tackle it again!   And wham!  Not […]

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THE QUEST Part 8: Fruits of the Reward

We have had some fairly tough slogging indeed.  Ah, the new things we’ve had to learn!  Getting “called” to begin with was perhaps shocking enough.  Then doing our best to avoid that call.  Then whatever pushed us to take the steps to commitment.  And all the trials and tribulations that taught us skills we needed.  […]

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THE QUEST Part 7: Slaying the Dragon

We might be a little tired on our quest.  I mean, sheesh!  Since we started this journey there has been little rest.  We’ve faced lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Many of those were folks we thought to be friends.  So the emotional toll has been relatively high as well. Facing an unknown enemy […]

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