Tag Archives: energy

Learning Is Life

I can’t begin to count or tell you how many times my children have heard me say: Learn something new every day.  The day you stop learning is the day you start dying.  It’s a belief I’ve held for as far back in my life as I can remember.  I truly believe that virtually everything you read is a source for learning and, if you use an active mind, anything you watch can be the same; every person you interact with can offer a lesson; the majority of the time you spend awake each day can provide you with some new learning experience. You just have to open your mind to the possibilities and WANT to learn. Continue reading

Dreamers vs. Achievers

Per dictionary.com: one definition of “dream” is, “an aspiration; goal; aim.”  Per the same website, one definition of “achievement” is, “something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.”  So what sets apart the people who ONLY dream from those who dream AND achieve?  The answer is simple:  hard work. Continue reading

Stuff In The Basement

Since I broke my elliptical awhile back (apparently, putting over 2,500 miles on it in a year will break it), I have been using the treadmill (that still works).  In front of it, hung on the wall, is a 30-something inch flat screen television with a built in DVD player.  For entertainment while I’m walking on the treadmill (with the occasional jog/run included), I’ll watch a movie from our collection.  Today’s movie was “Rocky Balboa” – the fifth and last installment of the Rocky movie saga.  As much as it was criticized as unnecessary, there were a few good points made in it that shouldn’t be overlooked. Continue reading

Hate, Energy & Motivation

I was at lunch just the other day with four men who I consider friends.  In fact, two of them I consider brothers.  One of those brothers I have trusted with my life and I’d trust the other three with my life without hesitation.  The one that I HAVE trusted with my life I’d happily storm the gates of Hell with, sure that we’d either come out the other side together or neither of us would come out at all.  I share that so that you can understand this: These are four men I hold in high regard and whose opinions I respect.  What they say I take to heart and give due consideration, even if it’s something I really don’t enjoy hearing. Continue reading