It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance. — Kid President
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How many times have you said, “there just isn’t enough time in the day to do the things I really want to do”? We often get so caught up in “life” that we forget to make time for what’s really important to us. Just this morning, as I said those very words, I was reminded of the golf ball story, that I had read not too long ago. The first chapter of The Now Effect by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., titled “The Wisdom in Golf Balls“, starts out with this short story: Continue reading
In this amazing lecture by Alan Watts, he asks “What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you REALLY enjoy spending your life?” Watch the short video and read the full transcript after the jump.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going — Jim Ryun
Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are much easier to make than to keep and many of us find ourselves quickly breaking them and falling back into old habits. To help set you up for success this year, we created a list of tips on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions and make them stick. Continue reading
With the holidays behind us, its time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new one. The new year often feels like a great time to eliminate old habits and start fresh, which is why so many of us make New Year’s resolutions. Below is our list of New Year’s resolution ideas to inspire you in the new year. Continue reading
If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction. — Martin Kornfeld
In the wake of the heartbreaking Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many of us are wondering how to deal with and process such a tragedy and asking “What I can do to honor those lost?” This past week Ann Curry of NBC News asked this simple question on Twitter, “imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown.” She added, “I’m in. If you are, RT #20Acts.” As this quickly spread through social media, #20Acts turned into #26Acts to honor the teachers as well.
Though it shouldn’t take a horrible tragedy for us to be kind to one another, it is still inspiring, motivating, and encouraging to see so many people in our communities come together and care for one another. So to honor those lost we have set out to do #26Acts of kindness and we hope all of you will join us.
To help you get started, we compiled a list of 26 ideas for acts of kindness (in no particular order). Please share your ideas with us as well. Continue reading
In memory of Steve Jobs passing one year ago today, here are our top 10 favorite inspirational Steve Jobs quotes from over the years. Continue reading
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
This amazing video shows the inspiring transformation of Arthur Boorman, a veteran of the Gulf War who had been disabled for 15 years. He was told by doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own again. But did that stop him from trying? No. Arthur fell many times but never gave up and he proved the doctors wrong. He shows us all, that through hard work and determination, we can accomplish anything we put our minds to.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.—Hans Hofmann
When I met my wife 10 years ago, she was a minimalist and I was, well, the opposite. I was an impulsive consumer, always “wanting” and “needing” the latest and greatest. I held on to things both physical and emotional. I kept things, like clothes that I hadn’t worn in years, because I thought maybe one day I would want to wear them again or they would come back in style. I held onto emotional stuff mainly because I wasn’t even aware of the harm it was doing to me. I held grudges, anger and resentment and had a lot of trouble letting go. I was always “busy” mostly because I was disorganized, I couldn’t say NO and I always wanted to please everyone. As the years went on, my wife fortunately started rubbing off on me and showed me lots of easy ways to simplify my life.
Looking back over the past 10 years I realized that everyone can benefit from her lessons, so I put together this list. Simplifying your life is a process of eliminating everything that is not essential, getting rid of clutter, both emotional and physical, and reducing excess and complexities. This in turn reduces stress and frees up time and space, so you can do the things you actually want to do and help you on the road to a more meaningful life. Even small changes in our environment, thoughts, habits and attitude can make a big difference in our lives. Funny thing is, this started as a list of 100 easy ways to simplify your life, but instead I decided that the first step to simplifying your life would be to cut down this list. So here are the top 25 ways that worked for me, let us know what works for you. Continue reading
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.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.—Vince Lombardi
A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with an old friend and he mentioned that he has been trying to motivate himself to accomplish a goal, but was feeling lazy and unmotivated. After he told me what his goal was, we discussed what he could do to light a fire under his behind, and feel motivated again. Within a few minutes, we had listed off a bunch of ideas that we felt could help motivate him and get him back on the road to accomplishing his goal.
We all have been there at one time or another, so here are the top 10 ways to motivate yourself that we came up with: Continue reading