Category Archives: Motivational

Let go. 4 Lessons in Creativity

Inspiring and freeing

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When you fail, it doesn’t mean you are a failure!

Nothing ventured, nothing gained…or lost.

One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill “Never, never, never, never, never give up!”  I, for one, am really glad he never gave up during WWII.

Here’s to hanging on, not giving up, and restarting when you need to.

Attitude is everything

Lately, keeping a good attitude has been difficult. You know of some of my struggles, but let me break the past eight weeks down for you: Lupus flare, shingles, the flu, secondary infection equals bed-rest, injections, pills and frustration. Through it all, I had to keep telling myself that this is a temporary situation, I will get better, and I need to be patient. Patience is not my strong suit, but something I’ve had to practice.

Is it just me, or is the ability to keep a good attitude under assault from the world around us? Or maybe it’s just what we allow into our environments? Or maybe…it’s the thoughts we fill our heads with. I have to choose my thoughts like I choose my clothes each morning – carefully and deliberately. Once it became a habit, I no longer noticed the effort, but the results of fostering a good attitude.

I had a teacher and coach who used to say, “If you don’t go out there knowing that you’ve already won and that all you have to do is execute your victory, then you’ve lost already.”  Those words and a positive attitude helped me through much tougher situations than the last eight weeks of my life.

Happiness doesn’t depend on money, circumstances, or beauty. It depends on your attitude. Don’t believe me? Check out the video, and tell me what you think…