Friday, February 22, 2008

Have You Lost Your Focus?

We all know how important it is to focus on what we want.

But what happens when we lose focus?

It's easy to do, isn't it?

We get distracted. Something captures our interest and
diverts our attention away from our chosen objective.
We suffer setbacks. Things don't work out as planned.
Someone lets us down. Circumstances change and good plans go
bad. We get interrupted. An important matter takes precedence, sometimes for long periods of time.

We must first recognize that we've lost focus. And at the
earliest opportunity, we must recommit. We have to get back
on the horse we fell off from and ride again.

And this is what separates the winners from the losers.

The loser says it's too hard. He says it's not worth the
effort. He thinks it's just "not in the cards" and he quits.
But the winner doesn't take setback personally. She
dusts herself off and recommits to the plan. She sees the
setback as just that -- a setback -- not a sign that it's
not to be.

Today's a new day. The past is just as historic as if it had
happened a thousand years ago. You can't change what's
happened or not happened. But you can recommit. You can

You can start anew.

So do it today. Remember the power of TNT -- Today, Not

"I have a written plan for the things I want to achieve in
my life. I spend time each day focusing on the things I want
to see come to fruition. I apply action on the things I have
written down and in doing so I am moving in the direction of
my intended desires -- for the good of all concerned."

-- It's your life, LIVE BIG!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Leave The World A Bit Better

One of Ralph Waldo Emerson works was a poem on success, and
one of his measures of success in that poem was to, 'Leave
the world a bit better.'

That line has always stuck in my head. Emerson said you have
succeeded if you leave the world a bit better. And I have
made that line part of my life philosophy. When the tide
goes out there is a watermark left behind of where the water

When the waters of life recede from the shore of my being
and my heart pumps for the last time, my desire is that
there will be a mark where I stood. My aim is that the mark
will say, 'She has done what she could.'

Our society tells us that success is measured by bank
accounts, power, beauty and wealth. These are often the
result of hard work, luck or birth. They are not evil and I
strive for some of them daily. However, they are not the
mark I will measure the success of my life with.

So how do you do it? How do you 'leave the world a bit better?

"I am ever on the lookout to leave a positive impact on
others. Everyday that I live up to my full potential I have
the chance to be a glowing example for others to do the same."

-- It's your life, LIVE BIG!