Monday Morning Motivation

“Every failure is a blessing in disguise providing it teaches some needed lesson one could not have learned without it. Most so called failures are only temporary defeats.”

Napolian Hill I had never heard of Napolian Hill until he was mentioned in Big Magic: Creative Living without Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. So, I picked up one of his books - The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons written in 1928. This 550 page tome is strangely appealing. I am learning something new even… Continue reading “Every failure is a blessing in disguise providing it teaches some needed lesson one could not have learned without it. Most so called failures are only temporary defeats.”

Monday Morning Motivation

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.

-Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking - I used to read this every summer when on vacation at the Jersey Shore. Eventually I was brainwashed. How about you? Are you a Tigger or an Eeyore? Be the best version of you today!    

Monday Morning Motivation

“Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.”

Jon Stewart Jon Stewart, an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, shared this wit and wisdom at the commencement address he gave to the Class of 2004. He joked about getting a doctorate without putting in any effort. He talked about the real world and how success in it is much less predictable… Continue reading “Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”

Albert Einstein The question is, how do you change your level of thinking? I'm working on broadening my horizons and the way I look at the world by reading as much as I can. And, I am forever stimulated by visiting new places and meeting new people. How about you? Tell me how you change… Continue reading “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your mind.”

Maya Angelou It is the middle of winter in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is cold and dreary - Cincinnati winters are always gray. I can't change the weather so I am trying hard to change my mind about how I feel about going out in the cold. My dogs love going outside! No matter the weather,… Continue reading “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your mind.”