Imagine your favorite action movie. The ground is crumbling behind our heroes and heroines as they run toward the only escape available to them. Our heart is in our throat, as we encourage them to go, quickly, forward.
Life is like that. There is no standing still. There is no going back. The only direction to safety is forward.
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The difference between rich and poor is not money. It is the ability to manage the resources available. Many have inherited great amounts of wealth to die broke. Others were born into little and leave behind a legacy.
In the annals of history and the stories of today, Captains of industry are less influential than the Stewards of relationships. In other words, the Empire is less important than the Builders. Regardless of what is built, it is temporary and limited in effect. Those who touch hearts and souls today influence the future for many generations.
As we consider our “ships” of families, friends, and communities, why is our role of “steward” important, and who really is the ultimate beneficiary?
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There is only one way to, really, learn anything — and, that is: hands-on.
It is impossible for the mind to forget what the hands have learned.
Why, then, do we believe someone else has the answers to our questions? And, why do we defer our good judgment to others?
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Think about the person you most admire. Why do you admire them?
Isn’t it because they are calm, cool, and collected? Nothing seems to bother them. They are like a Rock — waters part and go around them. Regardless of the craziness swirling around the situation, they focus like a Laser on the points of meaning.
And the point on which our heroes focus? — “Play the cards you’re dealt.”
Continue reading “Perfect Imperfections Are Ours To Accept”
Circles of Life
Baby’s first step is cause for celebration. Even for us older kids, first steps can be special times of celebration and acknowledgment.
They are always the beginning of a journey to discovery. Sometimes we follow the first step with a second. Other times that first step forward is followed by two steps backward.
Regardless of the pattern, we are dancing.
Those who love to dance know about the Two-Step. If we are to dance our way into the hearts, minds, and souls of those about whom we care deeply, maybe it’s time we learn the Three-Step.
It is much more than leading with our good foot — and then dragging the other behind. In fact, it has nothing to do with our feet and everything to do with our heads.
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“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”
Legendary UCLA Basketball Coach
All We Do Begins With A Thought
To achieve success, there must be: “The Want To” — That’s the thought.
Then, there must be: “The Want To, Do” — That’s the action.
Knowing and Doing are two very different aspects of life. One is passive. The other is active. One is a state of mind. The other is the motion of the body. One without the other is of little value.
Recently, a story about Coach Wooden grazed my consciousness. Then, it began to burrow deep into my soul. Now, that thought has become an action — to share my discovery with you.
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What follows I AM follows YOU.
This is a humor Kim moment. Please, read the next paragraph, act upon it, and, then, continue with the Rest of the Story.
Close your eyes and relax. Be the most authentic YOU possible. Finish this sentence, “I am …”
Now, with eyes wide open, write down what that little voice in your head just told you.
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