The Treasure You Seek

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

Grit

I am currently reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by author and professor Angela Duckworth.  Writer Lisa Quast wrote in Forbes, “Duckworth has spent years studying people, trying to understand what it is that makes high achievers so successful.  And what she found surprised even her.  It wasn’t SAT scores.  It wasn’t IQ scores.  It wasn’t even a degree from a top-ranking business school that turned out to be the best predictor of success.  ‘It was this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special,’ Duckworth said.  ‘In a word, they had grit.'” Continue reading

You’ve done too little

Inspirational speaker Alexander den Heijer said, “You often feel tired not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little of what sparks a light in you.” Continue reading

Women have done some incredible things

Women have done some incredible things.

Marie Curie (1867-1934) was a physicist and scientist who discovered radium and was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize.  Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was a civil rights activist who helped change the world by refusing to give up her seat on the bus.  Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) was the United Kingdom’s first female prime minister.  Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was a mathematician who was also the first computer programmer. Sappho (570 BC) was the first known female writer and Plato said she was one of the ten greatest poets.  Cleopatra (69BC-30BC) was the leader of Egypt when the Roman Empire was trying to take over.  The patron saint of France, Joan of Arc (1412-1431) fought for France against the English and led them to a victory at Orleans when she was only 17 years old.  Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) wrote the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin and was an anti-slavery advocate.  Lincoln said her book was a catalyst for the American Civil War.  Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) fought for women’s rights and was a key player in the suffragette movement to get the vote for women.   Continue reading

Are we fooling ourselves?

Are we fooling ourselves?  Physicist Richard Feynman said, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.”

Are you valued at work?  Do you feel you are part of a team that is making a difference?  Do you enjoy what you do with your time?  Would your job be posted as soon as your obituary if that day came? Continue reading

Suffering is optional

Author Haruki Murakami said, “Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.”

What a powerful statement.  We can’t avoid the pain.  But we can choose the mindset that will increase or decrease our suffering and hardships. Continue reading

What do I believe that is limiting me?

I was listening to psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach on the Tim Ferriss podcast the other day.  She asked, “What do I believe that is limiting me?”  Do I, like many others, suffer from imposter syndrome?  Do I think I’m not smart enough, thin enough, friendly enough, organized enough?  Do I think I’m bad at presentations or networking or making money?   Continue reading

Shallow

When Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang the Oscar-nominated, original song Shallow at the Oscars last night, it was arguably the highlight of the evening.  It went on to win the coveted award and in her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga (whose stage name was created after the Queen song Radio Ga Ga which is a funny twist of fate as the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was also up for multiple awards last night) said, “This is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time. It’s not about winning — what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep going.” Continue reading

Not to crowd his day

Essayist and poet Henry David Thoreau said, “The really efficient labourer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.  There will be a wide margin for relaxation in his day.  He is only earnest to secure the kernels of time and does not exaggerate the value of the husk.  Why should the hen set all day?  She can lay but one egg, and besides she will not have picked up the materials for a new one.  Those who work much do not work hard.” Continue reading

Yesterday changed you

Each day you arrive in your life you are a new person.  Yesterday changed you.  What you experienced, what you read, who you met, where you went.  Your mind sees things differently today. Continue reading

Family Day

Today is Family Day.  A day to sleep in, eat breakfast, walk outside, watch movies and spend time with the people who matter the most. Continue reading

« Older posts

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest blogs.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest