Category Archives: Motivation


If you have never failed, you haven’t tried hard enough.

If you keep failing, you need a coach.

Ultimate Guide to Achievement | How to Achieve Goals

Good article on achieving goals.  In short:

1.) Plan – create what I cal an action plan and use what I call milestones.  Measure accordingly to both.

2.) deal with hiccups.  Stay determined

3.) focus on making progress

4.) get help


For more details, read the attached article:


To achieve my goals, I cannot simply go out running like normal. I have to begin by understanding my current status and building a plan that makes room.

Source: Ultimate Guide to Achievement | How to Achieve Goals

Proud Papa

I was talking with my seven year old, Sam.  I made some reference he didn’t yet have the background to understand.  He said to me, “I don’t understand what you mean by that.”

Then is struck me.  There is so much power in admitting you don’t understand but so few people are willing to admit it.  The person who admits to not knowing is ready to learn.  To grow.  To become more.  The person who is not willing to admit ignorance refuses to grow.  Life has offered them an opportunity to become more than they were and they rejected it opportunity.

Sam is quick to say he doesn’t understand or doesn’t know something.  Every time he says that, he is asking life to teach him.  He is demanding to take the opportunity given to him.  He never doesn’t understand the same situation twice.

Bumpy Life

Imagine your life rides on a cart with one wheel.  Each of the spokes on the wheel is a different aspect of your life; health, wealth, career, family & friends, spiritual connection, love/romance, etc.  The length of each spoke is determined by how satisfied and fulfilled you are with that aspect.  If each spoke is approximately the same length, then the wheel will turn smoothly and the cart will ride smoothly down even a bumpy road.  This cart will be easy to push and steer.  It is easy ride around potholes or ride right over a pot hole if you didn’t see it in time.

Now imagine that the spokes are of very different lengths.  One may be very long and several very short.  This is a very bumpy Even on a smooth road, the cart is going to bounce around.  It is hard to push and hard to steer.  It is difficult to avoid potholes with a bumpy wheel.

Additionally, moving from a spoke that is short to a spoke that is long requires so much additional effort.  For example, even if your career is going strong, it requires more effort to maintain that level of success when your love & romance spoke is short.

Making your spokes, your satisfaction with each aspect of your life, similar length with make your life run more smoothly.  It will make those strong aspects of your life easier to  maintain and enjoy.  It will allow you to avoid or better handle surprises that are outside of your control.  Focus on making your shorter spokes more equal to your more successful spokes to make your total life more fulfilling, enjoyable and energized.

List out each aspect of your life that is important to you.  Common aspects people list are listed above; health, wealth, career, family & friends, spiritual connection and love & romance.  On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is totally satisfied, rate each aspect and write it down.  Which aspect is the shortest?  This is where you need to focus your healing and productive energies.  Give this aspect your time and attention now.  This will make all aspects of your life more enjoyable and successful.