Have you ever been excited about a new opportunity but never were able to pull the trigger and go for it because of fear, worry, or maybe over-analysis?Read More »
I hope this poem helps you to feel strength when you otherwise would feel weak.Read More »
The purpose of life comes down to three words: constant forward progress. We exist to improve ourselves and the world around us. What can you do today?Read More »
When the storms of life hit, how will you react? How do you get through them? There are two things you can control that will determine everything.Read More »
The difference between winning and losing comes down to just a little extra effort. Here's a poem to help you remember to "hoe to the end of the row."Read More »
Have you ever gotten to Monday morning and you can't really remember anything you did over the weekend? You know you did stuff but nothing really stands out to you. Have you ever arrived and the end of the year and thought, "What made this year special?" Or does it seem like the years come and the years go and life pretty much moves along at a constant and comfortable speed? Well, I'm on a crusade to help people overcome their ruts. I never want anyone to get to the end of their life and say, "I wish I would have tried _____." or "I regret never doing _______." So we are starting "National Try Something New Day" which will occur every year on September 7th. I don't actually know how you start your own holiday but my guess is that it starts with a few people doing it and sharing the idea until eventually it gets big enough to be recognized. This is where it begins. With us. I'm not expecting it to rival Christmas, Thanksgiving, or even Flag Day but I am hoping that it will give people a reason to get out of their rut and experience something they have never done before. Life is about experiencing the good things the world has to offer. We only fail when we stop learning and growing.Read More »
For those who have followed the blog for a while you know that I really enjoy road cycling. I started riding in high school with my dad and then raced for Arizona State University in college. It is one of my favorite ways to exercise and spend time in the fresh air thinking to myself. Actually, it is where I come up with most of my blog posts.
Road bikes have very narrow wheels and skinny tires. Because of this, all of the weight from the bike and rider is transmitted down onto two small points where the front and back tires hit the road. The narrow tires make the bike go faster. The downside is that any little rock or piece of glass you run over has an increased chance of puncturing your tire.…Read More »
I found this awesome cartoon online yesterday and it really touched me. As you may remember, we had our first baby girl a few months ago. Every child that has been born into our lives has given me a moment to pause and think about how I can raise them to be happy, confident and charitable adults. What are the things I can do now that will benefit them in the future?
My greatest desire for all of my children is that they can be better than me in every way. The main reason I started Successify was so I could have some ideas to pass along to my children as they grow; or maybe my grandchildren some day when I am gone.
The Greeks had a great quote that says, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
What an amazing concept.…Read More »
It’s Monday again! Let’s start the week off right with this poem from an unknown author about the game of life. This poem in particular talks about daring greatly and doing more than just talking, we have to start doing.
Remember to write down your goals for this week today. It is amazing how much more you can get done with written goals! Make your game plan and then get in the game!
Playing The Game
Life is a game with a glorious prize,
If we can only play it right.
It is give and take, build and break,
And often it ends in a fight;
But he surely wins who honestly tries
(Regardless of wealth or fame),
He can never despair who plays it fair
How are you playing the game?…
It has been said that we are all made up of a bundle of habits. Our habits govern 95% of what we do during the day. Some habits are new, some are old. Some are positive, some are negative. Some are weak and easy to change, some are strong and deeply engrained. Whatever combination of habits we have developed in our life determines much of who we are and what we will accomplish.Read More »