Failure Is an Option

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda If it was impossible to fail it would also be impossible to succeed. You see, to succeed, you must accept that the potential to succeed only exists because the potential to fail also exists. Think of it another way: […]

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Shifting Your Focus

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves.” – Carl Jung It’s all too easy to slip into comparing yourself negatively against others. When you think negatively, you begin to see only what you don’t have or what you can’t do compared to others, so in effect, […]

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Changing Your Perspective

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing.” – C S Lewis If it takes you three attempts to pass your driving test, are you a success or a failure? You see, someone who passed first time might choose to see you as a bit of a […]

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How do you define success ?

“Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself.” – Gary Comer There was a time when taking part in a sponsored walk around the village green to raise money for good causes was deemed worthy of local news coverage, but today, unless you’re cartwheeling the route wearing a “beard of bees” and juggling […]

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You Reap What You Sow

“You’ve always had the power… you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda the Good Witch of the North from “The Wizard of Oz” “You reap what you sow” is an expression that makes an important point – you get out of life exactly what you put in. If you want more out […]

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Opportunity Doesn’t Knoc

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca In the world of entertainment, getting a “lucky break” is a popular expression. Certain stars appear to get lucky breaks and become overnight successes, but appearances can be deceiving. The reality is that nothing happens by chance. There is a reason for everything, and everything […]

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Making Your Own Luck

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey We’ve all heard those urban myths of amazing lucky breaks… the budding actor who gets a lucky break when a film director spots him handing out sandwiches on set and gives him the opportunity to try out for a part; the wannabe model who […]

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Finding Your Motivation

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Steven King Nothing is going to happen without the motivation to make it happen, so where does motivation come from? Motivation comes from passion, and passion goes hand-in-hand with inspiration. To find your motivation, you need to discover what inspires you… […]

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Life Happens

“Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon You need to know what it is you want to do in order to plan how you’re going to do it, but, here’s the big question: do you ever do any of the things you plan to do? Plans are good; plans […]

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Dreamers Who Do

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers, but above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach Perhaps one of the world’s best-known dreamers who did was Walt Disney. There’s a great Disney quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”  Disney’s creative process has been studied by […]

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