Why do you get up in the morning?

Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009 When I’m working with someone, I often ask them this question: why do you get up in the morning? Take a moment to think about your answer before you continue reading. When I ask this question, the overwhelming majority of the answers fall into one of these categories: I have to go to work; I have to take care of the kids; I have to go to school. But I never rest with this first answer; I always dig deeper. So my next question might …
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A better past

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Swami Sivananda 1887 – 1963 Rabbi Nehama Benmosche once said, “I have given up all hope of a better past.” I love that thought; there’s so much wisdom in those words. We would all do well to stop and think about what it means to “give up all hope of a better past”. Like so many others, I’ve spent far too much time trying to create a better past. This effort has ranged from formulating simple, perfect comebacks hours …
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Been there, done that

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. Marie Curie 1867 – 1934 Many of you have probably heard of a “honey do” jar or a job jar: a container stuffed with slips of paper listing all the little things that need to be done around the home. That way, whenever you have spare time, you don’t have to remember the different items that need maintenance or repair — you can just pull a slip from the jar and get started on a chore. Unfortunately, the problem with a job jar is that it always …
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