Dare to Start Something!

When John MacDonald first proposed to build the great New York Subways people laughed at him. He went to one “big” financier after another and the answer of all was the same: “Dig a tunnel under all these streets and houses, with their maze of pipe lines and electric cables and gas mains and sewers? … Continue reading Dare to Start Something!

When You Feel As if There’s Nothing Left…There’s More

I'm beginning to understand what I have heard countless wise individuals share in articles and talks...that you should never wait on inspiration or motivation...that you should just begin. I wrote a couple days ago about the ten minute hack which you can read here but he was talking about at the start of the day, when … Continue reading When You Feel As if There’s Nothing Left…There’s More

When you are DOING… it’s hard to be Doubting

I will be like a raindrop that washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth...small attempts repeated will complete any undertaking - Og Mandino That's the power of persistence. Hacking away at the tree with an axe until it falls. Doing a little bit every day. Taking one … Continue reading When you are DOING… it’s hard to be Doubting

The Trait that is as Rare as a Ten Carat Diamond

dil·i·gence 1 (dĭl′ə-jəns) n. 1. Earnest and persistent application to an undertaking; steady effort; assiduity. 2. Attentive care; heedfulness. As humans we all search for the path of least resistance. We delay what needs to be done so as not to experience the discomfort or unhappiness that doing this particular activity might bring so we put … Continue reading The Trait that is as Rare as a Ten Carat Diamond

What is the Significance of the Number 1008?

1008 represents persistence. It's the number of times that Colonel Sanders offered his secret recipe for fried chicken to restaurants in exchange for a percentage of profits. It was not until door number 1009 that he heard the word he set out to hear: YES!!! I've heard variations of the Colonel's story but there's nothing … Continue reading What is the Significance of the Number 1008?

The P word that’s packed with power!

ERSISTENCE! Without it - not much happens. Chances are, the first time you attempt something, you're not going to be successful. Without persistence you'll just throw in the towel, roll over and expire. Persistence is the 'fall down seven times, get up eight' principle. It's dipping down inside of you for that energy to do … Continue reading The P word that’s packed with power!

Change is difficult – step or otherwise

There's something to be said about persistence. There's something to be said about having a good support system in place particularly when you embark on an unfamiliar journey. Kinda reminds me of the song "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" made popular by James Ingram and Patti Austin in the '80s. "How do you … Continue reading Change is difficult – step or otherwise