Failure and critics – ignore them both

When you have a vision—when you really believe you can make a difference, do something great, or create something meaningful—you’ve got to learn to allow your critics and failures to motivate you.

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.”

You remember the Mayflower, but what about Speedwell?

There are times in our lives when we will be called into action, when we will be required to move, when the opportunity to do something great will lie before us. The question is whether or not we’ll be strong enough and prepared enough to act.

There is no secret ingredient!

The key to accomplishing all that you ever wanted, the key to changing who you are, the key to reaching new heights, the key to limitless personal power… is just believing in yourself.

Making the most of microcosms

A microcosm is just a small version of something much larger. It’s usually very similar in the most important regards, but much simpler. To do something big, try working up to it by degrees.

Joannie Rochette – an emotional night

As we set about to achieve our goals and pursue our dreams, we are often pulled and distracted. The ability to focus, when the pressure is on and your mind wants to be elsewhere, is one of the truly inspirational highlights of a hero.

Peaks and valleys

The important thing to remember when you’re in a valley is that you won’t stay there forever. Valleys are temporary, even when they seem to last an eternity.

Shaun White, and the real story of his success

Shaun had all the ingredients to engineer his life for success. He showed early on that he had the passion, the commitment, the drive, and the willingness to work hard. But he had two more things that played a critical role for him to succeed and become the top snowboarder in history.

Are you failing on a regular basis?

People tend to view failure as weakness. But I think it’s the other way around. If struggles make you stronger, what does it mean if you’ve stopped struggling?

Anja Paerson – we fall and we get back up

When you fall, you have to get back up. You have to face your demons. You have to overcome the fear of crashing again. Crashing is part of the process, in any endeavor. What matters is that you get back up and do it again.

Lindsey Vonn – Olympic example

The inspiring story of Lindsey Vonn. Who didn’t start out as the most naturally gifted skier. But she was committed and put in the time and effort she needed to become the most successful American woman skier.

There is beauty all around

THERE IS BEAUTY ALL AROUND articles Early this morning I was on the way to the gym, when I suddenly turned the corner and stopped dead in my tracks. There had been a light fog and the sun had just broken through, casting beams of light that streamed down onto the neighborhood. I quickly pulled […]

Seashells and opportunities

Opportunities don’t sit and wait very long. Often, you’ll no sooner spot one worth pursuing than it’s washed away. You have to act fast. You have to be prepared to move, and move quickly.