JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

The Decision to Act

Thursday July 23, 2015 #743

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

~Amelia Earhart

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You probably know this from your own experience:  The real challenges in life aren’t the challenges themselves.  It is the difficulty of making that decision to act to make a change that can get you beyond that challenge.  Once the decision is made and that first action is taken, it is almost always a pleasant surprise just how easy it is to take the next and the next action until the challenge is overcome.  It is human nature to fear the unknown, but it is also our unique human ability to decide to move beyond our fears and take action.  What is challenging you today?  What could you do if you weren’t afraid to act?  Now, decide and act.

August 7, 2015 Posted by | Take Action, Tenacity | , , , , | 1 Comment

Make Your Own Luck

Thursday June 4, 2015 #731

“Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I do not believe in luck and neither should you.  Good things happen for us when we are clear on what we want, repeatedly take action to prepare ourselves, and pay attention so we recognize and take advantage of opportunities as they come along.  Don’t wait and hope for “luck” to come along.  Create your best future by preparing for it and acting to make it so.

June 16, 2015 Posted by | purpose, Take Action, Tenacity | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conquering Fears

Sunday November 16, 2014 #678

“They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson is life who does not every day surmount a fear.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Everyone has fears.  Those who appear fearless have merely learned to face and conquer their fears through tenacious action and a stubborn belief in their own ability to persevere.  This ability is learned and only gained through experience and will.  Don’t think you need to do this alone.  Share your fears with those you care about and enlist their help and guidance in your quest to accomplish your goals and purpose.  Get out there and push through the challenges of the day and gain the experience that will serve you well through the normal messiness of life.

November 23, 2014 Posted by | Perseverance, Tenacity | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment