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If-somethings-worthThere’s an old saying that, “if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”

It’s a great philosophy, but today I would like to add to it.

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Next-time-youre-waitingMy oldest son, Hayden is turning 10 soon.  Yes, I’m that old!

He loves animals (he writes his own animal blog) and more than anything, wants a lizard for his birthday to add to his little menagerie, which at this stage consists of two goldfish.

Lizards aren’t energetic creatures like dogs or cats.  Because they are cold-blooded, they required an external heat source to warm them up and give them the energy that they need to survive.

Alas, I’ve met a few people who act as though they are lizards.

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I-dont-just-want-to-readI love reading about history, especially about inspiring people who have achieved phenomenal deeds.

I enjoy learning about the men and women who have helped to shape the world as it is today through great ideas and remarkable action.

I find it relaxing, I find it stimulating and I find it motivating.

But I don’t just want to read about history.

I want to make history!

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We-can-do-with-moreThere’s a tame version of yourself.

Its timid, values safety and security, lives in confined surroundings and relies on others for survival.

But it doesn’t reflect what you were made for.

A feral animal is one that was once domesticated, but has now been released or has escaped to the wild, returning to its natural state to live.

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Those-who-make-it-inIt would be nice to have a nice cruisy life on a flat, straight road that takes us to our destination.

But so often we’re walking on rocky ground.

The path is sometimes treacherous and we know that we have to watch our step so that we don’t trip and fall.

So we sit and wonder, “Am I better off staying where I am, or should I risk the path?”

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Are-you-determined-toA couple of time in the past few days, several clients have asked me the age old question, “Will I make it?”

They were changing industries or looking for promotions and were uncertain about the future.

There were a lot of unknowns for them, and the greatest concerns that they had were:

  • Will someone give me a chance?
  • Do I have the skills to succeed?

Whilst I can never guarantee the outcome, they themselves can control their attitudes, action and level of focus on their goals, so with that in mind, here are some of the questions that I asked in response:

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Martin Luther King Jnr Quote LoveWe’ve all heard the famous “I have a dream speech” and many of his other brilliant quotes.

But one of the things that I admire most about Dr King is that he wasn’t just a man of words, but of action.

In his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell tells a story about him that I love.

“Once in Birmingham, when King was giving a speech, a two-hundred-pound white man charged the stage and began pummeling King with his fists.  As King’s aides rushed to defend him, McWhorter writes: Read the rest of this entry »

The doers and the dourThere are those who take action to change the world and those who complain about the state of the world.

There are those who look for opportunities to do something and those who have a long of excuses as to why they can’t do anything.

There are those who move towards their goals on a regular basis and those who don’t understand why their goals don’t move closer to them.

There are those who make the most of every day and those who whine about where the time went.

There are those who look to the future with optimism and those who are negative and fearful about the days to come.

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Perhaps-its-time-to-stopOK, so you’re thinking about quitting your job, writing that book, moving city or studying that course…

What happens next?

What if your next job is just as bad, your writing sucks, the weather is bad or the course doesn’t teach you anything helpful?

What happens next?

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Courage-isnt-the-absenceWhat would a braver version of yourself do?

Would you finally launch that business?

Would you turn your innovative idea into reality?

Would you speak out louder for the oppressed and underprivileged in our society?

Would you share your art with the world?

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