The Audacity of Success

What do Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Simpson, and Dr. Phil have in common? How about Tony Robbins? Or Arnold Schwarzenegger? Oprah Winfrey? Kim Kardashian? Yes, they are all extremely successful, but that’s not the answer I was looking for. What else? Lucky? Maybe a little, but we all have a little luck in our lives, even when we don’t choose to acknowledge it. Extremely gifted or talented in their chosen fields of endeavor? Nope. That’s certainly not it.

Okay, I’ll get to the point. The other day I was talking with a colleague of mine and I mentioned I was re-reading Tony Robbins’ The Power Within. For some reason, I was a little embarrassed to admit that. After all, even I think he’s a little, well, corny. Like many, if not most of us, I find myself talking trash about people who, let’s be honest, are a lot more accomplished than I. “She cannot sing!” Or “He’s a joke?” “How the heck did they give her a television show?” And “What is his talent, again?” In one form or another, we are saying “Who do they think they are?”

The Audacity!

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You Choose What You Get

Believe it or Not- It's Your Choice!

Instead of “You can’t always get what you want,” The Rolling Stones should have called their song “You DO always get what you want.”

Because, brace yourself.  If you are unhappy with any part of your life, there’s a good chance you chose it.  I can see you shrugging your shoulders and smirking at me, but hear me out.  It was hard for me to admit to myself, too, but most things that present themselves as a source of anxiety or fear or unhappiness are that way because the alternative is worse.  Whether subconsciously or knowingly, we are deriving more pleasure out of what we see as misery than we are from the other option or options in our lives at that moment. Read more of this post

A Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers

Have you ever had a message delivered to you at just the right time in your life?  Well, a while ago, I was really struggling with balancing work,  my fitness, and my family.  And this story, sent to me by a very dear friend dealing with much more serious issues than those with which I was dealing, was just what I needed to remind me to keep things in perspective.

I still take a peak at it now and again to once again get grounded. Read more of this post