Posts tagged ‘goal’

February 29, 2016

The map of enough lies within you

Build a yurt and embrace the natural world and your own inner nature? Molly Caro May does that in her excellent and insightful book The Map of Enough.

My takeaways: Follow your dreams; they will lead you where you need to go. And, everyone struggles to accept and love parts of who they are; taking time to slow down and listen to what’s going on inside will surely help you get there.

Some wise words from the book:

Make friends with the act of repetition, with the fact that . . . learning [doesn’t] happen in a linear way, that it require[s] going back over our same glitches, feeling our same feelings, until one day they simply [aren’t] there anymore. We all regress in order to grow.

I could never be part of all the important moments. I could only tend my own, even the ones that felt unremarkable.

What would happen if every single human, in one collective moment, revealed the impulses within that didn’t match the image we each show to the world.

What, indeed. . . . There is a vividly authentic life inside each one of us, just waiting to be lived.

September 16, 2014

Conceive your future, then achieve it

Thought for the day, courtesy of American author Napoleon Hill:

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

No further explanation needed!

March 29, 2014

“I want something more!”

These lyrics from the song “More” by J. Englishman provide some pretty useful criteria against which to measure the activities, relationships and causes we choose to pursue in our lives:

Give me passion, give me feeling
Give me something to believe in.
Give me passion, give me feeling
Give me reasons to be breathing.

If what you’re doing with your life doesn’t light you up inside, then why are you doing it in the first place?

December 1, 2013

December challenge: Aim for the space beyond your safety zone

This month’s challenge is inspired by these words from Michelangelo:

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

This December, choose one of the goals you’re currently cultivating — whether big or small — and aim your sights higher and farther than you think possible. Strive for more than you think you can accomplish; ask for more than you think you can get; throw yourself in farther or deeper than you think you can go. You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for. Now is the month to show it.