List yourself

A life worth living is a life worth recording. People used to have diaries to record their activities. Today we use many high tech tools to record our lives. It may be cameras, camcorders, personal blogs, tweets, facebook and so on…. However, there is something magical in writing with your own hand on paper. The […]

What’s in a name?

Continuing in answering the question What is failure? I first answered this here: The answer to what is failure? Today I was listening to one of my favorite audios: The Game of Life by Florence Scovel Shinn and got to a section where she writes (the audo is a reading of the book) about a […]

What is failure?

I’ll not answer this question till tomorrow. For now I suggest you ask yourself, "What is failure?" What would have to happen for you to decide that you have failed in a task? What would have to happen for you to decide that you have failed in a relationship? What would have to happen for […]

Start a thankfulness journal

I have written many times about the importance of appreciation and gratefulness . I have also written at other places about the importance of writing things down and journaling. Here, I suggest you start a gratitude list in your success journal. This portion of your success journal may be called your thankfulness journal. What you […]

Appreciate each moment of your life

Appreciation is one of the main keys to happiness and contentment. When you appreciate someone, a situation, or an object, it appreciates in value. You increase the amount of enjoyment you get from it. The Dalai Lama mentions how valuable and sacred it is to be living this life as human beings. It really doesn’t […]

Blind spots

I saw an audio book by C.S.Lewis in the library. It was called God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics . I took it out because some Catholic friends love C.S. Lewis and think he is a "deep thinker." I did this even though I have been disappointed with his The Screwtape Letters […]

If it tastes too good chances are it’s bad for you

I normally eat a few prunes and raw almonds each day. The prunes have very high levels of antioxidants as well as being full of fiber, and the almonds have plenty of good polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Recently we ran out of prunes and my wife got some "fruit and nut medley" from Costco instead […]

Listen to your own advice

Whenever, I’m helping my coaching clients one of the first things I tell them is that they have all needed resources within. They know what to do and the real question is to take action. One of the best advices I can give anyone (becoming more successful at anything – relationship, job, sports, education) is […]

What is fruit juice concentrate?

Many people, like me, refuse to buy any thing which has sugar as one of the first three ingredients. We know that sugar is called many different things: sugar cane sugar fructose corn syrup high fructose corn syrup sucrose glucose dextrose (D-glucose) invert sugar And many other names. What I did not know is that […]

Do you want to be right or happy

Do you want to be right or happy – I first heard that wise statement in an audio by Wayne Dyer. So often in life that is the choice we have. We can argue with someone to prove that we are right (only to ourselves as the more you resist and the more you argue […]