Believe Like Evel Knievel

The name Evel Knievel will probably ring a bell in the minds of many of you reading this. For those who don’t know, Evel Knievel was the greatest motorcycle daredevil that ever lived.  In his career he made over 300 jumps.  He once jumped over 19 automobiles.  He jumped over 14 buses.  And he was the first to attempt a jump over the water fountain at Caesars’ Palace, Las Vegas, NV. When attempting the Caesar’s Palace jump, he made the distance over the fountain but missed his landing ramp.   And because of that the Caesars Palace jump went down in recorded history as the most watched sporting event in television history, but for the wrong reason.  What made it famous was this: It was the most horrific crash ever recorded on film.  When he hit the ground, Evel tumbled and slid on concrete and asphalt for over 100 Continue reading

Happiness–A Natural High

Be Happy, it’s More Fun and it Attracts More Good to You Now! By doing the things suggested herein, you will continue to grow and succeed and be happy…on and on, all the days of your life. Now, that’s as good a ride in life as you’re going to find. And it’s a natural high. And there’s not a drink or a drug that can top it. Are you ready to get happy now? How to Acquire the Habit of Happiness Can you make yourself happy? Yes, to a large extent you can; and we often try to do so by using external devices, eating, entertainment, romantic love, sex, smoking, drinking alcohol, drugs, music, movies, vacations, holiday celebrations, etc. Of course, you can engage in fun, clean, wholesome activities, festivals, parties, vacations, various amusements and entertainment venues, and any hobby or recreational activities you enjoy, and be happy. Continue reading

A Formula to Live Your Dreams

Positive Expectation in Action Reaching your planned destinations is living on purpose.  And, living up to your predetermined standards, living purposefully with joy, happiness and in harmony with those you love, is a wonderful way to experience life.  This is positive expectation in action–creating your reality, purposefully. Positive expectation is belief.  And, when you believe you can do it, you can begin.  Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation International, said something to the effect that,  “Beginning a journey is ninety percent of success.  If you begin, you’ve got it licked.   But then of course, don’t quit.  Because ninety percent of all failure comes from quitting.”   And he continues, “If you want a formula that’ll eliminate most of all the failures you ever have the rest of your life simply say, ‘I’m going to begin today and I’m not going to quit.’  And you’ve wiped out most Continue reading

The Vital Ingredients of Personal Success

 A Vision for your life—you must know what you want overall; what’s the big picture for you? A Crystal Clear Understanding and Awareness of your Highest Values—know what you cherish above all else. Goals set to achieve your vision and current adventure;—and Plans to accomplish your current mission.  Knowledge of a goal setting system–from dreams to daily action list. Self-discipline combined with effective Time Management Principles—empowering you with excellent self-control as you swim through the trial of life. Accept Personal Responsibility for your life and use Personal Dynamism to achieve your goals.  “Snap-out ” of your inertia; and, don’t blame anyone or thing for outcomes (at least not very much or for very long). Self-knowledge—to know yourself and your position (standing, location, attitude, etc.) and understand the difference between where you are now, compared to your destination. Live with Honor—aspire to make a difference and to do your Continue reading

The Dead Bum

It was cold outside but that was typical for February in Pittsburgh.  And nothing else was remarkable about this Saturday either, nor foreseen; in fact it was downright boring here. And as usual, it was afternoon by the time this particular group of teenage boys got together.   Today, mostly out of boredom, they decided they would go down to the river and look around.  Before they got there though, they went exploring along the railroad tracks that ran alongside the Allegheny River.  Walking along the tracks, they soon happened upon a parked freight train.  So naturally they began investigating the behemoth–checking out the train and seeing if they could enter into one of the box cars.  This was their immediate fascination and spontaneous goal.   And yes, I was one of those boys. I was 13 yrs old at the time.   And, we were looking to open all the Continue reading

The Sleeping Giant Within

Will you dare to wake the sleeping giant slumbering within you? This giant’s size and power is incredible and unlimited!  This giant is as powerful as a million engines.  And this giant never tires, it’s energy is incomprehensible. Your giant is your untapped potential and it lies dormant in you now.  It’s your ability to expand and grow, to unfold and blossom.  But this giant within you will sleep on, it will continue to hibernate, until you decide it’s time to blast it awake. You Can Wake the Sleeping Giant Within! You can, but will you? Will you dare to explore your potential?