Who do you need to convince regarding your capacity to reach your goals?

You don’t need to convince those who are cheering you on, they believe in you now.

You don’t need to convince your critics, they will still find fault if they want to.

You don’t need to convince God, He knows what you are capable of and has equipped you for your purpose.

You certainly don’t need to convince me, I’m on your side already.

Read the rest of this entry »


Weed out the negative thoughts and feed the positive ones.

Weed out those who are holding you back and feed those relationships that energise and inspire you.

Weed out those habits that have become unnecessary distractions and feed those that get you closer to your goals.

Weed out your fears and feed your hope for the future.

Read the rest of this entry »

Do you know what the difference is between a professional musician and someone who dabbles with the saxophone at home?

Or the difference between a pro golfer and a weekend hack?

Or the difference between an international marathon runner and some dude who can do a couple of laps of the block?

Or a masterful writer and a wannabe?

Read the rest of this entry »

Do you avoid pain, or embrace risk?

Are you colouring within the lines, or creating a masterpiece?

Are you trying to please everyone, or doing what you know to be right?

Are you hesitant to take the next step, or are you charging into the fray?

Do you wish everything would just stay the same, or are you driving and delivering change?

Read the rest of this entry »

I don’t know about you, but it seems that the world is getting nastier and meaner.

People seem to be standing across a large ravine shaking their fists and shouting insults at each other.

Intelligent, civil debate has been replaced by insults and abuse.

More and more, people are becoming more fearful, more suspicious, more aggressive.

I see it in our politicians, on the news and even at local junior football games.

I often pray that God would intervene and bring more of His peace into situations, but increasingly I understand that we each have a role to play in answering that prayer.

Read the rest of this entry »

Did you marvel at the sunrise this morning?

Was there someone who inspired you with their story?

Did you learn something that you didn’t know before?

Were you amazed by the progress of your kids?

Did the love you felt towards your spouse take your breath away?

Read the rest of this entry »

If you’ve got the flu, no-one wants to catch it from you.

And if you ever catch chicken pox, you can keep that to yourself as well.

But you have got something.

And it is contagious.

It’s your attitude.

Read the rest of this entry »

Every office has a guy like Bob.

He’s Mr Average.

He’s always the last to arrive and the first to leave.

He has longer coffee breaks than anyone else.

If there’s a tough team deadline to achieve, you can almost guarantee that he’ll call in sick.

Read the rest of this entry »

When we think of flair, we often think of show-offs.

Or perhaps we are reminded of people who don’t play by the rules.

We think of extraordinary flukes that make the evening sportscast.

Or musicians who go on rambling solos, just because they can.

And too often, we think that flair can never apply to us, we’re just not that flamboyant, that brilliant, that talented.

Iconic Australian hockey coach, Ric Charlesworth recently gave a speech where he described flair as just another way of saying, “Superior skills that have been practiced extensively.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Lightning bugs (also known as fireflies) are remarkable and beautiful creatures.

There are over 2,000 species of these wonderful beetles around the world and they each have a distinctive way of using their little inbuilt lamps.

Some flicker.

Some glow.

Some flash.

The important thing is that they each shine their lights in the darkness.

Read the rest of this entry »

Don't Miss a Thing, Enter Your Email
Address for Free Updates

Join 3,361 other followers