Get off that couch and leap out of the boat! Because we are human, fear NEVER goes away. If we succumb to our fears and insecurities and allow the opportunity to pass, we become more hardened and apt to take the safe way out again and again. Risk is always about the future. Taking risks is the vehicle to your future. You aren't likely to get there by staying where you are.
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...it was obvious my impulsive request was a pathetic by-product of my total thoughtlessness for the man in front of me.With every good intention of being thoughtful to someone else, I had totally lacked courtesy and had been unkind to the legendary NASCAR driver.Kindness is noticing someone else and recognizing his needs, i.e. seeing value in every person we meet.
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I remember that day with the sharp, rare clarity it possessed.....A day that makes you thankful to be alive. Little did I know… Our corporate motto was "Shed light and the people will find their own way." The world was clothed in darkness. A lot of people were seeking light that day and in the days that followed. “Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning,” Louisa May Alcott.The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone,” (George Eliot)
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I am extraordinarily attuned to the importance of aligning your gifts and abilities with your passions to pursue your life’s work. What saddens me these days is how many people have given up their dreams and no longer believe they can respond in a successful way to the stirrings in their souls.Life has a way of throwing up barricades, especially as we close in on success and the realization of our dreams.“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job, and it’s a depression when you lose your own.”The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed.
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