Category Archive: Perspective

Perspective

Dec
12

Always Dance – Music is Optional

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
-Agnes De Mille

This is the third post in a series expanding on 20 Things I Learned from My Toddler. Do you remember when dancing wasn’t a big deal, when it was easy, when you didn’t need a dance floor and a crowd of people, and it didn’t matter what you looked like or whether the curtains were …

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Dec
10

Bumps, Bruises and Happiness

Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
-Carlos Santana

Last month, I wrote about 20 Things I Learned from My Toddler. I had so much fun with the post and genuinely learned so much in the process that this week, I would like to expand on some of of the points. Starting with the first one: Just because you bumped your head a few …

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Dec
07

The Next Step

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
-Eva Young

Procrastination is often a response to feeling overwhelmed. We think about finishing what we need to accomplish and all the work it will take to get from start to finish. If I’m facing a huge task, I want to take a breath and prepare myself before I dive in. In the meantime, while I’m preparing …

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Dec
05

8 Signs that You Are Not Failing Enough

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
-Mahatma Gandhi

8 Signs that You are Not Failing Enough Failure and success go hand-in-hand. Like most people, risking failure doesn’t come naturally to me. Yet it has never lead to regret. In fact, all significant accomplishments in my life have come from taking risks and often failing. Here are the warning signs of a lack of …

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Nov
21

It’s Never Too Late to Be a Genius

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
-Confucius

We live in a time when the definition of of Over the Hill keeps getting younger and younger. At 34 years old, I am already considered old by some. I certainly don’t feel old, but I already find myself looking for physical and mental signs that I am going down hill. Besides some hair thinning, …

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Nov
20

It’s Never Too Late to Remove Obstacles

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
-Anatole France

This is the second post in a series on life long change called, “It’s Never Too Late.” As we get older, a few obstacles seem get in the way of meaningful change. These obstacles include long term habits, attachment to stability and possessions we have accumulated over time, physical and mental impairments. Long Term Habits …

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Nov
19

It’s Never Too Late to be Rich and Famous

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
-Henry Miller

This is the first in a series on life long change called, “It’s Never Too Late.” Settling Down – A Cultural Phase The phenomenon of working a single, stable job all your life or even following a single career path is historically new. And in today’s market, it is already fading away as an apparent …

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