Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Restarting Your Resolutions


Photo Credit: William Warby

With January 31st marking the end of this week, we can officially say that the end of the beginning of the year is fast approaching.  An entire month of 2016 has already passed by, and many of us may be evaluating our progress on those New Year goals we enthusiastically made at the stroke of midnight (or probably the next day).  

Some of you may be proud of the positive changes that you've implemented this month, while others may be regretting (or laughing at or intentionally forgetting) the high expectations that now seem impossible to achieve.  To those of you happy with and proud of your accomplishments so far, continue forward on your journey.  All the time, energy, and will power that you are investing into your hard work is rewarding you with a better version of yourself.  To those that have strayed from their goals, do not be discouraged and definitely do not give up.  You still have a long journey ahead of you and plenty of opportunities to try again. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nature's Wisdom: Have Tough Skin

Aggressive enemies like blustery wind, menacing lightning, and hammering rain might intimidate even the bravest, burliest soldier to run off and hide.  But a tree is not merely a soldier.  A tree is a resilient warrior. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Secret to Success

Spoiler alert: I have just discovered the most influential factor of success! 

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Stop working hard.  Give up your extreme dedication.  Don't waste any more time practicing and perfecting your skills.  All of this effort is trumped by the incredible power that can be only cast out by the magical forces of the universe.  I have not yet figured out how to tap into this power, and it must be for this reason that I have not yet successfully published my children's books.  It is for this reason that you are probably sitting here and reading this article instead of being discovered.