What was impossible for you until it wasn’t.
Have you ever noticed that there are two types of old people?
There are cranky, bitter, sour old people. The Curmudgeons. These are the ones most people dread being around.
Then there is the interesting fun to be with old people that people look at and say “That’s how I want to be when I grow up”. They are the cool old people. Continue reading
Hope or Fear?
I love a story with a soul searching quest. A great example of this is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I am a fan of both the book and the author. For a similar story with a male perspective, there is Honeymoon With My Brother by Franz Wisner. Both books were on the New York Times best seller list. Apparently, I am not the only one who enjoys these types of stories.
If you’ve never read the books they are similar in the fact that something goes horribly awry in their life, and they leave on an extensive trip to go find themselves and discover life truths. So many interesting details to mull over. I read and reflect and then part of me gets pissed off!
Seriously, who does that? Continue reading
Does anyone else feel like this?
When someone says you can’t do something you should walk off and laugh. And laugh some more and get determined.
When someone tells me that I can’t do something, that I will fail, I turn it into fuel.
Negative energy is a challenge to me. Continue reading
Especially good idea for those with foot in mouth disease.
Instant gratification is sexier than delayed gratification. It’s decadent, indulgent, and it’s dopamine releasing. That means we get a rush (cue James Brown). Sadly, instant gratification can be a smoke screen and hurdle keeping us from the things we want the most.
Delayed gratification is by far the most reliable road to success. Yet we have become accustomed to fast and easy. We all want the most with the least amount of effort and delayed gratification is none of that.
Let’s face it. Delayed gratification often feels like a sacrifice. Seriously, who doesn’t want to eat that ice cream, buy that bauble, sleep in later, avoid the hard work? Who wants to deny themselves? Who doesn’t want what they want when they want it?
We need to recalibrate. Continue reading