It’s almost time. No, I’m not talking about Christmas—though who doesn’t love that? I’m talking about one of the best times of the year to slow down, take stock of the past, and ready yourself to maximize the future.
Most of us naturally do this already, making resolutions and setting goals. But, sadly, most of us never realize those goals.
I originally published this post last Thanksgiving. It has such a powerful, simple video that I wanted to share it with you again today. I pray it inspires you to focus on the things that matter most. Have a blessed holiday.
The older I get, the more I believe that gratitude is the answer to almost every problem we face. It can transform anxiety, anger, and depression.
It may not change our circumstances—though it often does—but it can change us. And isn’t that really the purpose of this journey we call “life”?
My wife, Gail, often travels with me when I speak at various events. Inevitably, she is asked, “How do you live with a entrepreneur?”
In fact, two literary agents have encouraged her to write a book on this topic. So I sat down and interviewed her about this very topic. It was lot of fun. So much so, that we have decided to make this a three-part series.
I have been a fan of Steven Pressfield since I first read The War of Art. He wrote about the roadblocks that keep us from fulfilling our creative potential. He referred to these collectively as “The Resistance.”
As a writer and speaker, that resonated with me. Every time I sat down to create, I squared off against this internal, malevolent force. Pressfield gave me a name for it, along with the tools I needed to defeat it.
In addition to Brendon—who is perhaps the most energetic and inspiring presenter I have ever heard—we heard from several surprise speakers. These included Marie Forleo, Jeff Walker, Chalene Johnson, and Marianne Williamson. I took notes non-stop for four days. While I didn’t agree with everything, I learned from everyone.
Do you follow your fears, or run from them? In this SlideShare presentation, Ann Handley states that it’s important to follow your fears because oftentimes the things that scare you the most are the ones most worth doing.
Question: Can you think of a time when you faced a major fear and came out better in the end because of it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
When you experience an involuntary emotional response, whether positive or negative, it is often a clue. You have stumbled onto something that will lead you toward or away from your destiny. It’s important to pay attention.