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In Others’ Words: Beneficial Opposition

In Others’ Words: Beneficial Opposition

  I’m not the best when it comes to flying kites.  The whole process of running and releasing a kite up into the air behind me? It’s just a bit beyond me. I want to look ahead of me and make certain I don’t run into something, or that I don’t trip and fall. At the same time, I want to look back over my shoulder and see if my efforts are successful. Has the kite taken f... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Getting What You Want

In Others’ Words: Getting What You Want

This quote has languished in one of my quote files — yes, I have more than one — for months. I read it over and over. I liked it every time I read it. Truth is, I like a lot of Mark Twain quotes. He’s one of my go-to quote guys. But when I read it yesterday, it “pinged” and I knew it was time to dust it off and publish it in a blog. “I can teach anybody how to g... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Becoming Someone of Worth

In Others’ Words: Becoming Someone of Worth

  Goals. I’ve read articles about goal-setting. Sat in workshops about goal-setting. I know that goals should be S.M.A.R.T. : SPECIFIC MEASURABLE ACHIEVABLE REALISTIC TIME-BOUND   All good tips for helping me (and you) break down goals so that we can reach them. But all too often we focus on the goal — where we want to go — and we forget about who we are and who we beco... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Choosing the Goal or the Obstacle

In Others’ Words: Choosing the Goal or the Obstacle

  I apologize for missing Tuesday’s post. I was traveling back from Washington, DC. after spending several days there while my daughter’s volleyball club competed in a tournament. On the way back, I finished reading From a Distance, a historical romance by best-selling author Tamera Alexander, and the source of today’s quote. It’s always fun to read a good book —... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Smart

“Work smarter, not harder.” ~Ron Carswell, writer Sometimes I get to the end of the day and I think, “Where did the day go? And what did I do all day?” I know I did something. But it feels like, despite a lot of hard work, I’ve accomplished nothing. It’s Friday, the time when I throttle back (a bit) and focus more on family and less on writing. But I know Monday... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Goal or Obstacle

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~Henry Ford, American industrialist I could make my point today talking about football. But I won’t. Even though I found a great photo of the goal line, I won’t talk about my favorite team (the Denver Broncos). I won’t talk about Tim Tebow … or about how no one in my family is a... Read More »