Right Mental Attitude -- A Must Read! - March 22, 2010

Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs.

Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual...Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude-the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer.

To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed.

-Elbert Hubbard, Essayist and Publisher

Focus & Determination - March 12, 2010

The beauty of this moment is that we can discard everything from the past and let the future worry about itself while we dive into our capabilities -- here and now.

The secret to success is a single minded focus. Dare not to waste time and energy by:

1. Focusing on what you need to do in 5 min., 10 min., 1 hour, 1 day, 1 month. This takes away from the quality of your work at hand.

2. Jumping from project to project. This increases your chance of error and also takes away from the quality of your work at hand. Set a time frame for each project - even if it is five or ten minutes of 100%  focus before jumping to another task.

3. Listening to negative thought that tells you that you are doing a sub-par job. Pour your passion & soul into your work...not your unfounded fears!

Remember that you are it! You are the hero you have been looking for all of your life. This doesn't mean that you need to be egotistical about who you are and your capabilities, but rather, be thankful!! Thank the universe for your ability to think, to envision, to create and be bold.

The difference between those who succeed and those who "dream" of succeeding is this: those who succeed have a single focus and work away without the thought of what they will gain out of it. And before they know it, they have created their very own masterpiece that they can share with the world for years to come.

- Jen of Project Be Bold

Will - March 10, 2010

"The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

—Ayn Rand

Rosa Parks riding at the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama