Eliminating Excuses

Seven questions to begin the process of eliminating excuses from Dr. Wayne Dyer in his book, Excuses Begone. 1. Is it true? 2. Where did it come from? 3. What is your payoff? 4. What would your life look like if you did not have that belief? 5. Can you create a...

An Acronym for Problems

John Maxwell presents in his book, The Difference Maker an acronym for PROBLEMS. P – is for predictors which help us mold our future R – is for reminders – a reminder we cannot succeed alone O – is for opportunities that pull us out of the ruts, prompting us to think...

Inside the Head of a Therapist and the Lessons Learned

Eight Life Lessons from Sherry Petro-Surdel. Lessons Learned as a Therapist. There is always a payoff and a payback for any behavior we engage in. You cannot change what you are not aware of. We can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created the problem. We...


It is not because life is difficult that we do not dare. Life is difficult because we do not dare. ~Seneca





When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. ~Wayne Dyer
What a great philosophy for life!





It is better to travel well than to arrive. ~The Buddha
The words of truth are always paradoxical. ~Lao Tzu





Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. ~John Quincy Adams





Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. ~Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama





Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





You can’t realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with. ~Thomas A. Edison
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau





Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.





When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.





Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect. ~Thomas S. Monson




Self Respect

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. ~William J. H. Boetcker





The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. ~Bob Proctor
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau




Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.
~Richard Bach

We all go through life bristling at our external limitations, but the most difficult chains to break are inside us.
~Bradley Whitford




Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
~Rabindranath Tagore