Tag: courage

Take Your Best Shot

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky Time and again I’ve noticed that when I play it safe, very little changes.  I make no progress towards my goals, and if that goes on too long I even start to feel stuck.  The river of your life is a constantly moving entity, pulling and tugging at you, trying to get you to your destination.  Your destination is whatever goal you’ve currently filed with the Universe.   If you don’t like your destination, submit a “change of destination” form.  But don’t sit in your boat in the river

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Going Up a Level in Courage

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, or are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that I sometimes make comedic references to my dislike of public speaking.  And while I have been a member of Toastmasters for more than three years, and have come a long way in terms of overcoming nervousness and becoming a better speaker, I wouldn’t say that speaking is a real love of mine.  Communication, yes, speaking … not so much.  I was the kid in class who loathed oral reports and would spend the night before giving an oral report

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To Thine Own Self Be True

“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.” – Harriet Woods All throughout my childhood my dearest and closest friend was my own twin sister, Nicole.  The love between us was really strong.  Sometimes twins can end up competitive, but we were always supportive and loyal to each other.  If she was hurting, I hurt.  If I was in trouble, she’d do anything to rescue me.  We looked out for each other. In elementary school we were separated and put in different classes in the hopes we would make friends outside just

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