Inspiration

Grow Difficulties; Fertilize Them With Procrastination

»Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Coaching, Human Interest, Humor, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self-help, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.  It’s already 90 degrees, with humidity that makes if feel like 100.  I’m just cooling down after spreading mulch in my flower beds for three hours. Arising at 6 a.m. I started before it got hot–it was only 80 then. While I was sweating away at this project and shoveling mulch into my wheelbarrow from the pile that had been in my yard for over a year, I remembered what John Mason said: “Procrastination is the fertilizer that makes difficulties grow.” I could have finished this project last fall, when it was cooler. I could have finished this...

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Your Vision Is Vital

»Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Achievement, Business Growth, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Inspiration, Leadership, Personal Development, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Michael Vance, creative director of Disney World in Orlando was asked: “Isn’t it a shame that Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?” “He did see it,” Vance said, “and that is precisely why we are here today!” Before every great undertaking, someone has a vision.  The army commander, a strategy.  The football coach, a game plan.  The artist, a picture in the  mind’s eye. In business, too many are following schedules, attending meetings, anxiously responding to cell phones, and other urgencies.  They are dominated by routine, often trivial activities.  Something’s missing. A clear...

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It’s All About Priorities

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Genius, Inspiration, Management, Motivation, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

Sometimes I think if I hear one more person say, “I haven’t had time to . . . ,” I’ll just scream. That’s absurd.  They have the time.  You have the time.  I have the time.  Everybody has the time.  We have the same amount of time allotted to Thomas Jefferson, Michaelangelo, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, and Ben Franklin. It isn’t about your time; it’s about your priorities. It’s about how you choose to use your time.  You can use your time doing things perfectly, and it could be the worst possible use of your time, because those things may not need doing...

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Be Happy; Be A Forgiver

»Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Anger, Bible, Books, Common Sense, Forgiveness, Happiness, Inspiration, Personal Development, Wisdom | 0 comments

Be Happy; Be A Forgiver Are you easily offended?  Many people are, and it makes them miserable.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  You can control your thoughts.  It isn’t easy, but it can be done.  I write about that in my book, Thought: An Awesome Creative Force. I encountered two unhappy people today while I was trying to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in a local restaurant.  They both dumped on me.  That’s what unhappy people do; they spread their misery.  “Misery loves company.”  You’ve heard the saying. One person was on the telephone a couple of tables over, giving someone on...

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One Small Act Defeated Discouragement

»Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Achievement, Bible, Books, College, Humor, Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Development, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

One Small Act Defeated Discouragement I was a 20-year-old college student 200 miles from home selling Bibles door-to-door in rural Indiana. Lonely, homesick and missing my girlfriend, I wasn’t doing too well selling Bibles.  And I wasn’t making any money. Reluctantly, I was knocking on doors, but my heart really wasn’t in it.  I was discouraged. I stopped at a pretty little clapboard house with a neat white picket fence in front.  After letting myself through the gate, I timidly knocked on the door. The biggest, hairiest man I ever saw jerked open the door.  He was wearing a greasy undershirt and...

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Thinking Like A Genius

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Common Sense, Genius, Human Resources, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Wisdom | 0 comments

Thinking Like A Genius The natural function of the brain is to learn, to explore, and to expand its own mental powers.  We have in our head a vast, substantially-dormant super bio-computer, the human mind, given to us free at birth. The nature of genius is in all human beings; it is the nurture of that nature that is all-important; this view has been held by many of the great geniuses themselves. A study of 100 of the greatest geniuses in history proves that all our societal prejudices about genius are wrong. “Great intelligence is characterized by robust health, greater physical size, advanced...

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