This year don’t set hollow goals or inflated ones, ones that will make up for every choice you didn’t make before. That’s like getting out a whip– and calling it a rose.
This year I want you to cultivate a power and presence within you that allows you to choose your good all the time, that takes every circumstance of your life and makes it a crucible that uses all of you. You are worth so much more than one year can offer. You are worth so much more than a few paltry achievements, even if they sound like the moon to you.
That said, a worthy goal or two, can help you realize how powerful you are. Sometimes we have to want something, in order to spread our great silver wings— or even to discover that we have them. Read more
I’ve wondered for years about people who wake up every day to a job they dislike, relationships they are less than thrilled with and changes they refuse to make because they simply do not seem to desire more, or better for themselves. You know, the kind of person who seems to be “spinning their wheels,” going nowhere because they don’t seem to have any great destination to drive to.
Do you wonder about these kinds of people too?
I believe that lying just below the surface of what appears to be an almost fruitless existence there is fertile soil just waiting to be cultivated - a future greenhouse for something great to grow. All that is needed is “the seed”. Read more
From the TED.com YouTube channel: What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.
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Oprah Winfrey wisdom at it’s finest. Watch and discover why there are no mistakes.
From Bill Carmody’s YouTube channel: Liana Ling asks, “People always ask Tony Robbins the same questions. I’d love to know what he thinks is the question people should be asking him and what his response would be?” To which Tony Robbins responds, “What will create the extraordinary life that you want and deserve?” and his answer to that question is about The Art of Fulfillment. Specifically, “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure” using Robbin William’s suicide as an incredible point.
Warning: minor expletives. Read more
In this motivational video, master motivator Tony Robbins discusses two important topics for success in life - clarity and purpose.
I, and a friend from high school who I had not seen in 40 years, reconnected three years ago. There was much to catch up on. She had married her high school sweetheart and it was one of those fairy tale marriages you don’t hear much about any more. Best friends, soul mates and devoted lovers for four decades.
What was unnerving to me, was what she had just gone through and would soon go through after our reuniting.
Her beloved younger brother (who I remembered as a teenager) had just passed and her husband had been terminally ill with liver cancer for five years. Her husband’s medical history was replete with misdiagnoses and unbearable hospital stays. At a point near death, a liver became available for transplant. As is the case with a high percentage of organ transplant patients, terrible side effects ensued. Sharon would call or email and update me on news, which was never good, but what amazed me was her strength and positive attitude even when things looked bleakest. At the time, she would often speak or write about her mother, who she was very close to as well, and who had for years been a “snowbird”, fleeing the cold of Canadian winters and living in Florida half of the year. Sharon would visit often. Two years ago, Sharon’s husband passed, then shortly after, her mother. Read more
Always wonderful to see someone so young discover and live their passion and purpose:-)
From the TED.com YouTube site: Raised listening to his dad’s old records, Joey Alexander plays a brand of sharp, modern piano jazz that you likely wouldn’t expect to hear from a pre-teenager. Listen as the 11-year-old delights the TED crowd with his very special performance of a Thelonious Monk classic.
From TED.com: We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. (Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)
How do you find your calling or live the life you most desire?
I’ve spoken everywhere on this topic. I don’t hand out a black binder of bullet point answers, those 8 “easy” guaranteed-to-make-you-money-steps. I’m not big on power point presentations. I prefer lightning bolts. You’ve had enough of false guarantees and disappointing promises. I want to introduce you to the one promise that will never fail: your own.
You don’t need “the steps,” when you’re moved. I want you to experience your own certainty, a power that will storm through any limitation. Read more