Monday Morning Motivation

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill This week is Thanksgiving in the US. The very best holiday, I think. Families gather to say thanks. There are no gifts, just food, family and friends. If you have these, you are truly blessed. I hope you feel blessed today and pass the feeling on to another. I hope you are still… Continue reading “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Whether you are running on a treadmill or doing a set of push-ups, get to the point where you are so tired and in pain that your mind is begging you to stop.

Then push just 5 to 10 percent further." David Goggins: Can't Hurt Me Recently I attempted my 3rd half marathon. So anxious to achieve my goal of completing one of these races in less than 2 hours, I had trained all summer. There were days when I didn't feel like getting to the gym or… Continue reading “Whether you are running on a treadmill or doing a set of push-ups, get to the point where you are so tired and in pain that your mind is begging you to stop.

Monday Morning Motivation

“Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”

Jon Meacham: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson sheltered himself from criticism,¬†even from lifelong friends and colleagues like John Adams, in order to remain steadfast to his objectives and unchanged in his beliefs. Ambition is a good thing. Especially if it provokes action for good. The spotlight (acclaim) is good too, it is… Continue reading “Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“I once was powerful and feared. Now I was loved. A much bigger deal.”

Susan Wilson: One Good Dog I have a confession to make - I love dog books. And, while I have read a lot of them, I know I've not read all of them. If you have a favorite, please let me know. This book is about the redemption of souls - both man and the… Continue reading “I once was powerful and feared. Now I was loved. A much bigger deal.”