Why habits matter

Why habits matter

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~Jim Ryun Everything, or at least most things, seems difficult before you start them. You want a huge change in your life, your work, your relationships, your health – but it seems so...
Break through to success

Break through to success

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent Van Gogh Often it is the voices within us that stop us from trying and achieving what we really want. Somehow we’ve learned to...
The upside of falling down

The upside of falling down

“Fall down seven times, get up eight times.” ~Japanese Proverb I now enjoy skiing. I used to hate it. I hated it because I fell. And I hated that I fell. I once made my ski instructor fall getting off the lift. He told me he hadn’t fallen off a lift in over ten...
Are you chasing the right rabbit?

Are you chasing the right rabbit?

“Man who chases two rabbits catches neither.” ~Chinese proverb Sometimes I have a hard time deciding between two choices. I have the option of pursuing one goal or another, and I want to go after both. Maybe it’s my need to overachieve or overprove; maybe it’s my...