Monday Morning Motivation

“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”

Epictetus I love this quote! It spoke to me when I was trying to lose some weight and was reaching for the junk food in my pantry. Really... I am worth so much more - stay on this diet and I can go to my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati instead! (Nicolas, in case you are… Continue reading “How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”

Monday Morning Motivation

“Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”

Ashton Kutcher Motivation from a sexy actor (his version of himself, though I can't disagree) is a good thing. I think Ashton may have been reflecting on something Thomas Edison said, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Either way, it is sage advice. Ashton's advice… Continue reading “Opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”

Monday Morning Motivation

“This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty four.”

Mark Twain Today is the day some would call April Fools Day. A day for playing pranks and telling long tales. When I was young, my mother would always wake me up and say, "Look outside Eileen, it's snowing!" Followed by an "April Fools". This was as good as jokes got in my house... Back… Continue reading “This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty four.”

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.”