The Human Mind: Your Most Powerful Tool for Achieving Your Goals

 An old adage tells us, If you can believe it, you can achieve it. I know you’ve heard this old adage many times, but have you ever really stopped to think about what it means? Stay with me…we’ll think about it right now. This is not just one more article about the power of the human mind. In this article, …

A mountain is whatever we say it is, inconvenience or adventure

“Life Is Adventure, Not Predicament.” – (James Broughton) Stuff happens. What happens is neither good nor bad. It merely IS. But we, in our attempt to understand everything, stick labels on things. We call things big or small, hot or cold, smooth or rough. These descriptive words can help, but where we go astray is when we label things as ‘good’ …

A lack of motivation simply means we don’t have a strong enough reason to act

You would have no chance of reaching your destination if the gas tank of your car was empty. Similarly, you cannot reach your goals if you lack motivation, for it is the fuel that drives us. What do we mean by motivation? It is simply the desire to act. And where does that desire come from? Well, we do everything …

New Beginnings

New Beginnings: “You raze the old to raise the new.” -(Justina Chen Headley) Don’t you love New Year’s? I love its promise of new beginnings and its hint of things that have never been. Of course, every day marks a new beginning, but they pass so closely together that we soon forget their promise, take them for granted, or settle …

Will Wishing Work?

Part I: Background Do you wish you had a better job, bigger house, more friends, better health, less worries, and greater happiness? We all engage in wishing, but should we? Should we wish for more or be satisfied with what we have? Why can’t we do both? Just because we are satisfied with what we have doesn’t mean we can’t …

Motivation: The Burning Desire

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything.” — Napoleon Hill One of the most important issues of this generation is that of the lack of motivation. Be it in education, career, health, social life, relationships, spiritual development, self improvement or personal development, one of the …

How can we design life for ourselves?

Life is not something to be lived through; it is something to be lived up to (William G. Jordan) A reader asks, “1. What is the exact purpose of life? I know you have written a couple of articles, but I fail to understand why we have been sent. We come and live our life. Try to set some good …

A misty morning does not mean a cloudy day

Are dark clouds looming over your life? If so, it doesn’t necessarily follow that a storm is approaching. However, even if today were to be your darkest day, the tempest will pass if you wait it out. That’s why you must keep the flame of hope burning in your heart. Storms may rage, but don’t let them extinguish hope. What …

Great hopes make great men and women

One of our greatest gifts is HOPE, for with it, all things are possible. Without it, nothing is possible. The survival of Nelson Mandela and Ingrid Betancourt (recently rescued from FARC captivity) are dramatic examples of the power of hope. Despite their ordeals, both nurtured hope in their hearts, and in return hope sustained them. Hope is a decision or …