6 Tips to Do Crazy Things that Scare You

Do Something Crazy

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt When I was a little boy, I was afraid of just about everything. Too shy to make many friends, I kept my social circle small. I shunned change and risk-taking; the thought of doing something crazy like traveling to another country didn’t appeal to […]

This Incredible Story Will Make You Rethink Impossible

Rethink Impossible

Sometimes a story comes around that is so inspiring that it makes you question just what you’re actually capable of accomplishing in your own life. This is one of those stories… In 1984, Augusto and Michaela Odone took their six year old son to a doctor because he was stumbling, becoming bad-tempered and not feeling […]

The Lies Your Mind Tells You that Hold You Back

Lies Your Mind Tells You

It’s amazing how often our minds lie to us. We’ll think of excuses to not do something instead of admitting it’s procrastination. We’ll try to justify bad choices rather than call them mistakes. Then there are negative thoughts and beliefs telling us what we can’t do. Why do we let this happen? Lies are usually […]

64 Amazing Quotes that Will Inspire You to Take that Risk

Take that Risk

There’s more than one way to take a risk. To some people it means dropping everything to travel around the world. To others it means tackling a big project in the workplace. But If you looked up the word “risk” in the dictionary, it would say something like this: To expose oneself to the chance […]

Why I Spent a Small Fortune on a Risk with a 50% Chance of Success

Risk with 50% Chance of Success

In one afternoon, my wife and I spent an exorbitant amount of money on a risk with only a 50% chance of success. The sum total – which my wife and I want to keep private – represented a large portion of our entire combined savings. It’s a huge risk, but, under the circumstances, one […]

What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

Giving Up

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Elbert Hubbard I’ve accomplished many big goals over the past few years. Live overseas?  Did it. Graduate with a master’s degree?  I crossed that off recently too. When I set my mind to a goal, I put in a lot of time and effort to […]

How to Get Passionate About Boring Tasks

Become Passionate

If you want to learn a foreign language, you need to spend hours memorizing vocabulary and grammar. To get into great shape, you need to perform repetitive exercises on a regular basis. I’ve written about the importance of doing boring things before, but that lesson was highlighted to me a few weeks ago at the […]