Encouragement, Inspiration

You Are Not The Center Of The Universe

Very often, we start things with the purpose of gaining money or fame or something else for ourselves.  But what we don’t realize is the real purpose is to help someone else.  We may not know the person when we start or we may meet him or her while we are going along the way.  And it’s always several people – it’s never just one person.

One of the tenets of personal growth is to get your mind off of you.  You are not the center of the universe.  Believe it or not, Continue reading “You Are Not The Center Of The Universe”

Getting Better

Words of Wisdom

The other day I was thinking (yes, I still think) about some of the “words of wisdom” I have read or heard that I find continuously and positively influence me.  I remember these things when the road in my life gets rocky and when situations don’t work out the way I thought.  I really lean on them when I start to second guess myself and feel I should “conform to the norm” and not do what’s right for me.

I don’t remember where I read or heard all of these “words of wisdom”.  But for the ones I do, I will let you know. Here goes: Continue reading “Words of Wisdom”


It Ain’t All About Achieving The Goal

Set a personal goal, write it down, break down the goal into do-able steps, add a completion date and you will achieve it.  You will live happily ever after!  Sound familiar?  It should.  We’ve all heard this at one time or another.  And since I wanted to live happily ever after, I went through the process of writing down goals with a completion date.  Some I accomplished and some I didn’t.  For the goals I didn’t accomplish, I would do the process again….and again…and again.   But when I saw I wasn’t accomplishing a goal again and again, I stopped writing it down, and as you expect, the goal got lost in life.  To me, a goal was the “be all and the end all”.  If I wasn’t “being all” then why bother.  I lived like this for years.

What I didn’t realize is, although achieving a goal is important, there is more going on than meets the eye.  Continue reading “It Ain’t All About Achieving The Goal”


THAT Stirring

Ever read or hear a message then felt something jump inside of you so much tears came into your eyes? Yes? That feeling, that stirring means you were supposed to read or hear those words at that point in time. It means those words were meant just for you, even if you are sitting in a vast audience.

The other day, I was idly going through my emails and opened an email update of a blog I subscribe to. The title of the blog post was catchy because I was feeling that way. I started to read the post. And something jumped deep inside of me, I was overwhelmed and I cried. But I was energized and eager to conquer my day! And I did!

So the next time you get that feeling, that stirring, don’t ignore it. You might miss something great about you. What did I read you ask? It was “Are You Stuck?’by Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Click the title to read it. Enjoy!

 Question for Comment: Have you ever experienced that stirring? What did you do about it?

(originally posted July 27, 2010)