Focus on What You Want

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there,” said the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. What we experience in any given moment depends on where we choose to focus our attention. Are you focused on what you want? Or on what...

Put the Positive in Your Affirmation

Uncomfortable labels created by self-criticism and negative self-talk are like old hats – if you don’t like them, don’t wear them. The most effective way to transform your life is to transform your thoughts.  Positive affirmations quiet negative...

Is It Time to Give Up?

“I’m so confused by all of the conflicting messages I’m getting,” cried Anne.  “I don’t know why I got myself into this.” Anne created a nonprofit organization that brought school supplies to Third World villages.  She felt discouraged because she had not reached a...

Discover Your Dream

“How am I supposed to know what I want to do with the rest of my life?” asked Anthony, an 18 year-old student.  “I don’t even know what I want to do tomorrow.” I was invited to motivate students about job opportunities at a high school Career Day.  They made no effort...

How to Write a Purpose Statement

No one ever said the Dalai Lama lacked a sense of humor.   “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others,” he explained to an eager follower seeking enlightenment. “And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” I was blindsided by the...

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