It’s Hard Effort…

"Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile." -Vince Lombardi … [Read more...]

Nature’s Plan

Failure seems to be nature’s plan for preparing us for great responsibilities. --Napoleon Hill If everything we attempted in life were achieved with a minimum of effort and came out exactly as planned, how little we would learn — and how boring life would be! And how arrogant we would become if we succeeded at everything we attempted. Failure allows us to develop the essential quality of humility. It is not easy — when you are the person experiencing failure — to accept it philosophically, … [Read more...]

Be that Dreamer

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman … [Read more...]

Go Straight at Your Problems

Go Straight at Your Problems by Brian Johnson There’s a great story in John Bunyan’s book, Pilgrim’s Progress. It goes something like this: the main character experiences all kinds of challenges and tough situations on his metaphorical spiritual quest in life. The cool part is that he’s blessed with a shield. This shield miraculously protects him against everything in front of him. NOTHING can harm him as long as he approaches it head on. That magic shield works wonders—provided he goes … [Read more...]


"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before." ~Polybius … [Read more...]


"Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness." ~ Susan Gale … [Read more...]


Stop! by Brian Johnson Earlier we covered the one habit you should create today that would most beneficially change your life. Now, the question is: What one thing do you know you should stop doing? You might have more than one. But what ONE thing do you know you just simply need to stop doing? It’s not serving you anymore (not that it ever did…). If you want to live with consistent happiness what MUST you stop doing? You got it? Good. Write it down. Say it out loud. Whatever you … [Read more...]


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts" - Sir Winston Churchill … [Read more...]


"Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance." -- Zig Ziglar … [Read more...]


"Habits are like train tracks. They take a long time to put in place, but once you do, they will take you anywhere you want to go." ~Patricia Fripp … [Read more...]