Thoughts of the Week | July 20, 2018

I haven’t been writing enough. In fact, I haven’t been writing at all. I’ve been letting things happen to me instead of making things happen. It’s time to get back to some balance. I’ve been reading a few motivational websites the past few weeks. These guys are pros, and offer a lot of insight they’ve … Continue reading Thoughts of the Week | July 20, 2018

If You Light a Lamp

There is a quote that opens my book Lifting a Foot Forward that reads; “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your own path.” - Unknown I loved that quote for the beginning of that particular book because the words to follow were intended to reflect my gratitude toward others, and … Continue reading If You Light a Lamp

I Don’t Ever Lose

I saw this quote the other day. “I don’t ever lose.  I either win or I learn.” The quote is attributed to Conor McGregor, the UFC champion and world class trash talker.  For a guy that can annihilate opponents like he does, this quote is pretty appropriate.  But I was thinking it has deeper meaning, … Continue reading I Don’t Ever Lose

The Power of Pebbles | A Daily Reminder

“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”             -Unknown I saw the above quote online this morning, and it gave me pause.  I've often spoken of the power of pebbles in our … Continue reading The Power of Pebbles | A Daily Reminder

For Me, This Glass is Already Broken

I've been re-reading Phil Jackson's book "Sacred Hoops" and came across this passage that I wanted to share.  In it, Phil is talking about an encounter by a group of Americans with a Buddhist monk named Achaan Chaa... "You see this goblet?" Chaa asked, holding up a glass.  "For me, this glass is already broken.  … Continue reading For Me, This Glass is Already Broken

It Is Better To Walk Than Curse the Road

"It's okay if you want to quit, as long as you don't." - Melissa Arnot I had a short conversation today with a Facebook friend, talking about inspiration and determination.  He’s a long distance hiker, training for a big trip.  He gave me a quote that I really liked and it got me thinking about … Continue reading It Is Better To Walk Than Curse the Road