Category Archives: Excuses

(#372) Independence


Consider where you can expand beyond your comfort zone. Insights can come at any time.  We just need to be open.  One appeared a few days ago in a yoga class–while I was doing my best imitation of swaying tree, … Continue reading

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(#369) About Kayaks And Perspective


If we focus on the possible negative, we get sucked into it. Lessons. Everywhere, lessons present themselves.  And they remind us that we are always students. Lifelong learners. If we pay attention. My latest education has come over the past … Continue reading

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(#341) Drop And Leave


I have witnessed people play a disappointing game of “drop and leave” with their goals and dreams. Have you ever looked at your desk and wondered, “How in the world did it get in this condition?”  What with books, papers, … Continue reading

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(#270) Have You Spent Time With Ida Ownly?


A relationship with Ida Ownly has no future other than one of contrition, remorse, disappointment, and heartbreak. You know Ida Ownly, don’t you?  I’m sure you (like me) have spent some time with her. And when we do it generally … Continue reading

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(#217) What We Think We Become


Until she made the decision to start focusing on how her now created her later, she lived a life of unfulfilled expectations. Last week in Chicago, Liz Murray opened our conference with riveting revelations about her journey.  Liz’s story is … Continue reading

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(#198) Appreciation


It was a reminder to appreciate my obligations and continue to find and embrace ways to meet them head on. Two and a half weeks ago I had rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder. Having gone through the process … Continue reading

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(#195) Nurturing an Internal Locus of Control


A person’s interpretation of an event can have a powerful impact on future motivation. One of the most powerful strategies for success focuses on the concept of locus of control.  Where is the focus of power in your life?  Do … Continue reading

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