Where does this piece go?

We are all trying to “puzzle” our way through life. As you piece together your identity, consider the people, communities, and values that impact you.

Have you Discovered the Swan Within?

You’ve likely heard the children’s story about the ugly duckling. What difference does a change in perspective make? Read on to find out how you can relate to his experience.

Let Your Light Shine

You’re on a journey… not just to discover the light shining within you, but to let it out and let it shine. That moment when you discover who you really are and why you’re really here—your ultimate, individual “why”—and then align your life so that you’re living it… it’s absolutely glorious. To you and to everybody else.

Discover the light within

You are capable of greatness. In fact, it is already within you. You just need to discover it, and then work to bring your life into alignment so that your life’s mission and your life become one and the same. That’s when you’ll shine. That’s when you’ll experience full joy and fulfillment, when you’re actions align to your purpose. We can help.

TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves—not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future. Watch Rusty Lindquist use his personal story to introduce a foundational aspect of Escape Velocity at TEDx.

Who I am makes a difference

The inspiring story of how a young man was saved by a simple expression of how important he was, in this touching story of “Who I Am Makes a Difference.”

The blessed nature of simplicity

The blessed nature of simplicity Life seems to have become focused on how much more you can take on. How much more you can do. How much more you can acquire. But all too often, we mistake complexity for progress. Whereas complexity merely spreads us thin, dilutes our efforts, and leaves us nowhere further than […]

Stop trying to be someone you’re not

Stop trying to be someone you’re not I stumbled on some images on worth1000.com that dramatically (and entertainingly) illustrate an important point:  the fact that we’re constantly being pulled to be someone we’re not. Forces all around us make us think that we should be different, that we should change who we are, that we’re […]

Of Royal Birth

A simple poem that shows the worth of an individual and the implications that we are capable of greatness. Whatever your belief system, understanding that you have inherent worth will give you a solid foundation to build on.

A psalm of life

A PSALM OF LIFE articles A Psalm of LifeHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the […]

Life Sculptor

LIFE SCULPTOR articles In association with “It is what you make of it” and “The Builders“, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, here’s another beautiful poem supporting the same point. Life Sculpture George Washington Doane Chisel in hand stood a sculptor boy With his marble block before him, And his eyes lit up with a smile of […]

Emotional Supply Lines sustain us all

Emotional Supply Lines sustain us all One critical element of military logistics is the notion of supply lines. Simply put, supply lines are the means whereby food, weapons, ammunition, information, and reinforcements (all those elements necessary to maintain health and readiness) are provided to a force. Any military unit must have well established and well […]

The Blind Painter

The Blind Painter I discovered the following YouTube video today—a triumphant story of a man who went blind but never gave up. Such, again, is the power within us to overcome all odds, and achieve phenomenal greatness. Another testament of not letting ourselves be restricted by our past, which I talk about here—Self imposed limitations—and […]

Someone who decided to make a difference

The inspiring story of Scott Silverman. No matter where your life is right now, the most powerful things before you are not obstacles, nor the events of your past, but the undeniable opportunity to change your future.

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging Today Arthur C. Clarke passed away. For those of you who may not recognize the name, he was most widely known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey. Many luminaries paid tribute to him. He was also widely known among other fantasy writers for his famous comment “Any […]

Opportunity is like a bar of soap

There’s a distinct sense of urgency behind catching a vision early of what you want to be, and then working towards that goal with vigor. The sooner you catch that vision, the more likely it’ll be for you to achieve it.

Self-imposed limitations

Our lives are encumbered by self-imposed limitations. The power of belief is strong. So if you want to change the results of your life change your beliefs.

Standing out from the crowd

Standing out from the crowd Let’s face it; we live in a world of “mass.” Mass marketing, mass communication, massive options, massive competition… everywhere we turn there’s a massive host of alternatives. But somehow, every so often, a leader emerges. It’s someone who somehow figured out a way to do whatever it was remarkably better […]