A Success Sign

Some people believe that success signs are things like mansions, luxury vacations, and a fleet of cars. While these are lovely trappings, the are often fleeting. Either they “disappear” or once your have them, you want something different – an upgrade or just more.

From research and studies I have read, the bigger success signs are largely invisible. They are found inside of you and take the form of courage, confidence, and an ability to see the value others bring, making them worthy of respect.

Have a great day,


Inner Limits

The limits you set for yourself exist in your mind. Anonymous

So what about you?

Do relatives, friends, or colleagues cause you to fail? While others may place obstacles in your way or frustrate your efforts, they don’t defeat you. You have to defeat yourself inside first before anyone or anything can do it to you. How can you support yourself today from the inside out?

Have a great day,

The Successful Tortoise

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese Proverb

How’s your progress?

Wish you could make more progress faster? Sure, but it doesn’t always work that way.  Sometimes growth feels painfully slow. Don’t give up. Continue making efforts, for even 5 minutes a day, and you’ll realize your goals. After all, the unhurried tortoise did beat the rushed rabbit.

Have a happily progressive day,

Choose the Hidden Gem of Challenge

If you view a painful struggle as a disease, you might give away your power to someone promising a cure. But if you see your struggle as part of a full life, you’ll search for empowering ways to find meaning in the struggle and live with greater purpose with a greater sense of purpose. Do it.



Why do some people fail or reach their goal, while others continue despite disappointments and setbacks?

While there are many causes, one clearly stands out. That is determination. With strong inner resolve, you are well on your way to victory. Where is the focus of your determination – your underlying why? Take a small step to have your actions support this resolve.

Go out and do it,

You Have the Answer

Are you a creative problem solver – the operative word being creative?

If you’re like most people, you’ll likely say “no.” Studies show all people have creative ideas, but many don’t acknowledge them. For the next three days, listen for, write down, and appreciate any ideas that pop into your head. They could contain an answer you may need tomorrow.

Have a fun and creative day,

Are You on Good Terms with Yourself?

How do you get along with yourself?

The answer to that question holds the key to your happiness.

It’s a simple fact: You can’t please all of the people all of the time. That said, you will find that the more you please yourself, the more independent you’ll become and the more you’ll please others. So make it a practice to be meet your own needs without stepping on anyone else. Start by pleasing yourself at least once today.

Have a great day,

12000 Volts of Encouragement

While recovering in the hospital after being crushed by an elevator, I met an extraordinary man. Melvin’s both arms and legs had been burned off after 12000 volts of electricity went through his body.

During an interview for a local cable show I wondered how he kept up his own spirits. “Anita,” he told me, “I was feeling really sorry for myself just this morning. I momentarily wished I had died. I stopped myself and wheeled myself down the hall to cheer up someone else. I made his day and that made my day.”

So the next time you are feeling sorry for yourself, pick up the phone or walk down the hall or street and say hello to someone who could just need to hear from you. You’ll likely make her day and yours in the process.

Enjoy your day,

Better Decisions with Ease

Want to make better decisions no matter what the context?

Make them from a sense of peace. If you make big and “scary” decisions from fear, the outcomes will also be packed with anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty.

So they next time you have a big or small decision to make, take steps to make yourself comfortable and filled with peace. Some people meditate or take warm baths, while others gather lots of information. Do what works for you. Then the peace you find in the decision making process will be carried into whatever you choose to do.

Have a great day,

The 10-15% Solution

Do you sometimes put things off until the last minute and then nearly crash and burn to get the task done on time?

Many procrastinators underestimate the time required, but there is another way.

As soon as you take on a new project or assignment, complete at 10-15% of it early on. Then you can estimate how long the whole project will likely take and set an appropriate pace. This will give you a better perspective, more freedom, and greater peace of mind.

Have a great day,