Never Give Up the fight. ~Bob Marley
Chris Pratt Tips
Generational Award Winner Chris Pratt advice:
- Breathe. If you don’t, you’ll suffocate
- You have a soul. Be careful with it
- Don’t be a turd. Be smart. Be humble.
- God is real. He wants the best for you.
- No matter what ‘it’ is…earn it
- Learn to Pray
- Nobody’s perfect. Accept it. Once you do, you will have grace.
Birthdays, anniversaries are milestones that mark times to reflect and look to the future. They provide opportunities to change, rekindle, reconnect, cut loose ties and more.
If today is a special day for you, Celebrate and enjoy:
•The launch of a new Business
•Love in abundance
•Great (genuine) friends
•Things that matter
Cheers to beautiful you!
I was driving behind a car when the traffic light changed to orange. It was more than enough time for the car ahead to go through. But the man behind the wheel purposely slowed down to stop. Naturally I was annoyed.
As I looked at him I realized his goal was to stop to smoke. Mine was to get to work on time. Drove me crazy.
He was chilling. I was late. He appeared to have gone to the gym and was unhurriedly getting back. I needed to go to the gym but can’t (smirk). He may have a job that he can go when he pleases. Mine was to get there early or else…
But though I hated his actions, he was living his choice. I have to live with mine. We must stick with the choices we make. What’s your choice today?
Goals do differ. But we must be careful of goals that should be aligned such as on-the-job, or relationships. Some goals must go together as in organizations, joint partnerships, marriage and the like.
Check yourself.Are you on track with your goal? When things go awry, what do you do? Do share, we’d love to hear.
They begin with the end in mind
They set specific and challenging goals
A 2-week getaway to Singapore! For 2 years that’s what she planned. All with the bells and whistles of flight, hotels, cruise, and cultural site visits along the way. She did it with the spirit and taste of satisfying dreams.
But how many of us actually do that? Create our goals, plan it, save for it, and not deviate. Hers was a vacation to a far away land. Ours may be Entrepreneurship, a job, career, exercise, home ownership, writing, starting a family, and more. Often we start off with a bang! Then we stall. Procrastinate or give up.
Marcel Schwantes shared Article that Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently. Of the 7, I like 5. Here I share my favs:
Things Done Differently
- They begin with the end in mind
- They build a support system around them
- They set specific and challenging goals
- They recognize when they are procrastinating
- They don’t multi-task
How about you? How do you stay on track to achieve your own goals? Do share. We’d love to hear.
Write. Just Write. Write about something old, something new. Twist it. Turn it. Then spool it into something you.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~Ursula K. Le Guin
We have all had our favorite books that we have read from a young age. Some have left an impact on our lives. On a B&N public forum, a reader asked “What Book has stayed with you long after you’ve read it?” Fellow readers poured in with responses. Here I share a few that may prove worthwhile for your vacation, getaway, or a mid-summer night’s read.
- Man’s Search for Meaning
- Pecan Man
- The Power
- We Were the Lucky Ones
- The Book Thief
- Before I Fall
- The Lovely Bones
- It Ends with Us
- The Sparrow
- The Lovely Bones
- One Hundred Years f solitude
- The Alchemist
- Harry Potter
- We Were Yours
- East of Eden
- The Chrysalids
- The Bible
- The Savage Song
- To Kill A Mockingbird
- The Notebook
- The Outsiders
- A History of Loneliness
- Tell Me Your Dreams
- The Art of War
- The Graveyard Book
- The Water Stone
- The Secret
- Gone Girl
- The Night Circus
- Gone With the Wind
- Fallen Angels
- Beautiful Creatures
- Crime and Punishment
- The Power of Now
- Beautiful Chaos
- A Little Life
- The Leisure Seeker
- Jane Eyre
- Tuesdays with Morrie
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
- The Kite Runner
- We Were Liars
Does any resonate? Can you add your favorite or two that may be missing? Do share. We’d love to hear.
Your Journey will always be filled with ups and downs, peaks and troughs. But keep going. There will always be the Sunrise. Stay Focused.
I’m moving and they are renovating the space that I will be moving into. As they work, everyday I pass by and secretly take a peek at the progress of the work. It brings such joy and satisfaction to watch the place come to life. The same is true as I watch other dreams come true. I love HGTV – the home and Garden show where they have Fixer Upper, the Property Brothers and the others. It’s very hard for the contractors to keep their prospective homeowners at bay because they like to watch their dreams unfold.
That is true of all of us. Whether it is watching a business grow, a career come to life or a child get married. The Royal family is a sure example as millions watched around the world as a fairytale came to life. A ‘normal’ everyday American girl get married to one of Britain’s most eligible bachelor …Prince Harry.
Retrospective. So never give up on your dreams. At times the journey will get hard but keep plodding and watch that vision come to life. You will reap that enduring joy that it brings.
What’s the dream that you’re waiting on? Do share. We’d love to hear.
To have fun in my journey through life and to learn from my mistakes ~Sir Richard Branson
Jessica Stillman in this INC. article Here are the Personal Missuon Statements of Musk, Brandon, and Oprah (plus 7 Questions to Write your own) shared Oprah, Elon Musk and Richard Branson’s Mission statement. They are shared here for your quick preview.
I decided to share my own below which drives everything I do. It reads:
To inspire others to Discover who they are and to Become their Best Possible Self. ~Dr. Shelly Cameron
Have your own? Do share. We would love to hear! Don’t have one? Read the article and learn how to write your own.
Risk taking without ability leads to frustration and continual failure. Risk taking with ability leads to increased learning and success ~ John Maxwell.