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Thursday January 5, 2012 #383

 “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.”

~Jonathan Swift

We can all contribute more to our own growth and the growth of our family, work group, company, and community.  We can maximize that contribution by approaching our routines with fresh eyes.  Our daily tasks and human interactions can be dramatically improved if we approach them with a different view.  For each part of your next day, think about how you can approach it in a more effective way.  Whether a task, or an interaction, what can you do to make it better?  You may be amazed at what you “see”.


February 26, 2012 Posted by | imagination, intention, Perspective, Possibility | | Leave a comment

An Open Mind and Heart

Tuesday January 3, 2012 #382

 “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

~Friedrich Nietzsche

We begin a new year with so much promise ahead of us.  To reach your potential, open your mind to alternative “truths”, different points of view, and the possibility, even the likelihood that some of your long-held beliefs deserve a second consideration.  Too often our potential is limited by our inability to consider points of view other than our own, or outside our normal sources of information.  Our character is defined by our ability to listen to and even seek out alternative thoughts without losing our values.  There are few if any absolutes in this world.   The potential for our own and even humanity’s advancement lies in our ability to evolve our thinking.

Spend some time reading or listening to some new information sources with an open mind and heart.  See what you can learn and allow yourself to grow.

February 26, 2012 Posted by | Belief, character, learning, Possibility | | Leave a comment

Pondering 2012

Thursday December 29, 2011 #381

 “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

~James Dean

Frequent JAMmer JF shared today’s quote and these thoughts:  As I read this, I thought, this is about actualizing your potential and living each day to your fullest capacity…  We need to do…and not have any regrets, with the ” I should, I could haves… “

This is perfect as we reflect on all the gifts and challenges that 2011 has brought us, and begin to ponder what 2012 has in store for us.  I believe in making the most of the moments life has for us today while laying the foundation for the days, weeks, and months ahead.  We do this through experiencing life with gratitude and taking actions that strengthen us and our ability to strengthen others.

I hope for you a prosperous, healthy, and magical 2012 as you greet each day with gratitude, live each day with purpose, and challenge yourself to make the most of every opportunity and human interaction.

Happy New Year!

February 26, 2012 Posted by | Gratitude, intention, Take Action | , | Leave a comment

New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday December 27, 2011 #380

 “Promise to live your life as a revolution, and not just a process of evolution.”

 ~Anthony J. D’Angelo

This is the week in which most will either stress out about New Year’s Resolutions, and/or choose the path of least resistance and ignore those thoughts altogether while overindulging.  I suggest a path that avoids stress and overindulgence.

While I do not subscribe to annual resolutions, I do believe in ongoing reflection, course correction, and commitment to big dreams.  This is a good time to decide if your life goals are inspiring enough to push you to action.  If not, you may need to think of revolutionary ideas that push you to real actions.

So, as you enjoy these last days of 2011 with your family and friends, reflect on your actions of 2011.  Give yourself credit for actions you did take, progress you did make, and celebrate.  Then, determine if your goals are inspirational enough to guide your actions in the months ahead.  If not, you might be in need of revolutionary ideas…

February 26, 2012 Posted by | Goal Setting, inspiration, Take Action | , | Leave a comment