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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: February 2018 (Page 1 of 2)

Set your life on fire

I watched a video clip of actor Will Smith the other day and he shared a powerful message.  He started with a quote from the poet Rumi which was, “Set your life on fire.  Seek those who fan your flames.”

He then asked who are the five people you spend the most time with?  Who are your last five texts from?  Who are the last five people you met for coffee or had a long chat with?   Continue reading

Almost made the decision to quit

In 2016, quarterback Nick Foles almost made the decision to quit the NFL.  He had just been released from his contract.  But he decided to stay and this season, ended up as back-up quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.  The first NFL team he played for when he was initially drafted.

That all changed when his team’s starting quarterback tore his ACL in December.  Nick Foles was pulled into the spotlight and he made the most of it.  Helping his team make it to the Super Bowl as the underdog and then bringing home the top prize. Continue reading

Success and happiness are not individual sports

In Sean Achor’s new book, Big Potential, he talks about how success and happiness are not individual sports but team efforts.  He mentions an American biologist, Professor Hugh Smith, who was travelling through a Southeast Asian jungle in 1935.  Suddenly, surrounded by night sky, the professor saw a mangrove tree along the river completely light up and then go dark.  And it happened again a few seconds later.  Next all the trees along the river embankment lit up and went dark together.  After his initial shock wore off, he realized that the trees were covered in lightning bugs who were flashing their light in unison.   Continue reading

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