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“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

~Confucius

Anything you enjoy doing can be forged into a business. Someone out there is making money in that field, why can’t it be you?  Don’t be afraid to start small – at least you’ll be starting. 

                   

        

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“I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.”

~Martha Washington

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Life gets busy. Work hours change. Kids need your time. The new episode of “Biggest Loser” is on. There is always an excuse to not be active.

Recently when I was in Palm Springs the weather ended up being cooler than expected. So my plan of waking up for a morning hike or run was put in jeopardy. I stayed out later than expected, drank a few extra glasses of wine, and found myself pretty damn comfortable under the covers. But I decided I’d get up and go. I forced myself to get up and go.

Chilly, tired, and with a sore body I made may through the neighborhood to the trailhead. Honestly I was a couple hundred yards into it when I thought about scraping the plan and heading back to crawl into bed.

Then I saw this elderly lady walking in front of me. As I got closer, and eventually passed her, I couldn’t help but notice her effort. We were on level pavement. But she was working so hard to take every step. No walker or cane, just sheer determination. It wasn’t fast progress but she kept moving. You could tell by her body movement that every step was a lot of work.

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It made me realize how ungrateful I was being for my health; For my ability to break out into a sprint and cut left and cut right. I’m nowhere near being in Olympic shape but I’m pretty active. My health is overall pretty good. But I know it won’t always be. I’ve had to work through a sore knee to get back into shape. My body gets sore when I over do it. And I see and feel that I don’t heal like I used to.

But you have to use what you have before it’s gone. There are people that would love to have the health, or even the limbs, to be able to do something active. Some use prosthetics to do it. Others, like this little old lady, use mental determination.

Don’t waste the days when you can be active and agile. One day walking across the room may not even be an option.

“Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional.”

– anonymous

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“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”

-unknown

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

~Vince Lombardi

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

– Thomas Jefferson

“Always prepare for the worst case scenario, then the rest will be easy”

“The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people are willing to fail more than once to get where they want to be.”

You have heard quips and quotes about everyone having the same amount of hours in a day/week/month/ year and how they use them. But more and more I see people utilizing all their hours/ days/ weeks/ months and still being stressed out about wanting more. This is a good thing – the wanting more, but do not stress out about it. It’s call priority, and it’s up to you to organize yourself.

I find myself hearing people “complain” in these situations. I always tell them that something’s gotta give !

As long as you are following your passions and living your heart, don’t stress.

I am a man with no patience, zero patience. When my mind gets stuck on something I want it now, immediately, all of it. But I have to remind myself that life doesn’t work that way – unless you are a lottery winner.

Things happen in stages. You have to stair-step your way up to your goal. I look at everything I have in life and have to constantly remind myself that it took all the years of my life to get here.

As long as you are using your time wisely – to whatever you determine is wisely, then you can relax!

People will judge you. People will disagree with you. People will seem to be ahead of you with your goals and you will feel discouraged. Don’t!

Continue to take the steps on your path, one at a time. You won’t even realize how far you have gone until you have reached your goal.