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

Tag: The Alchemist

The chance to do a very special thing

I saw this quote from British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and it made me think. He said, “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”

Our finest hour. Do we even know what it may look like? Does it happen at the job we are doing now? Is it part of a future job that we can’t even imagine doing today? Will it be using a skill we would define ourselves as having or something far deeper, that we haven’t even discovered yet? Continue reading

Your Oscar moment

The 2017 Academy Awards highlighted many outstanding movies and actors.  Viola Davis won for her role in the movie Fences and in her acceptance speech she said, “You know, there is one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time — what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories — the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.  I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” Continue reading

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