Archive for January, 2008

What Will It Take?

January 23, 2008

Dr. Susan Jeffers asserts in her book, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway, that at the root of every fear is a common belief – the belief that you can’t handle it.  Once you get past this belief, fear disappears as you realize that you can handle absolutely anything and everything that life brings.  I also like this quote from Les Brown:  “When someone tells me that they tried to reach a goal but couldn’t, I always ask, ‘What was it that you weren’t willing to handle? Are you willing to burn the midnight oil, scrub floors, wash cars, work weekends, take on a second job, get there early and stay late, go back to school?’”  Give up this attitude that you can’t, and start asking how you can.

 What will it take? – it isn’t over until you win.

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Conquering Mountains

January 16, 2008


Hello Friends! Sir Edmund Hillary, who won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, died this past week.  I am impressed with those who show us, like Hillary, that we can conquer seemingly impossible tasks.  An associate of mine used to sign off on his e-mail messages with this phrase: “Those who say that something is impossible should get out of the way of those of us who are doing it.”  I also like this quote that is attributed to Edmund Hillary: “It is not the mountains we conquer but ourselves.” Good luck with your mountains today!    

A Daring Adventure

January 9, 2008

Good Morning Friends! Last week when I sent a message about facing our giants, I got more responses than normal.  It seems that everyone has current giants.  Our desire for security sometimes gets us stuck on this side of our giants.  I really like what Helen Keller had to say about security – and for those of you who may have forgotten, Helen Keller was both blind and deaf… “Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”  – Helen Keller 

Enjoy the adventure!