“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Ever wake up and wondered what happened to your life? Ever had a moment when you thought you finally had enough. But then a day goes by, then a month, then a year … and nothing changes? We all have.
You sit and watch as people excel in one or more areas of their lives while you languish. They don’t appear to have anything special. They aren’t super-smart, no rich parents, and nothing remarkable on the surface.
So why is it that some people have the Midas touch and you don’t? More importantly, what can you do to get it? …
“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor Frankl
Ever had one of those days (or years) when everything went wrong? It can pull the rug out from under you and make you feel like all your hard work was for nothing.
I know how it feels. I’ve been there.
Have you ever noticed how some people have the worst “luck” while others have the golden touch?
But there’s nothing supernatural about luck. The trick to creating your own is understanding how luck, fear, and risk are related.
Here’s what you need to know. …
“Life is a sum of all your choices.” — Albert Camus
Christmas Night 1989, my life flashed before me.
I stood by the entrance of a convenience store with my little sister, looking at a gun pointed at my temple.
In the next few seconds my heart played the drums, and my skin sweat like a sticky summer day.
A stranger demanded the Walkman my mother gave me for Christmas. I handed it over and walked away with something priceless in return: A new appreciation for the value of life.
That same year I discovered my father’s battle with AIDS.
I struggled with my own battles including a brief stay at a halfway house as a victim of domestic abuse. …