Category Archives: Motivation

Regaining Passion in Your Life











Its getting hot. And not that ‘Dry heat’ that my parents always talk about in Arizona.

I’m talking heavy air hot. Cut it with a knife hot. And its just the beginning of June.

When it gets hot like this, I notice my grass beginning to turn yellow. It just dries up. To me, thats not so bad a deal because I dislike mowing.

But what happens when you dry out in your work?

If you feel dried up and yellow like my grass, here are some thoughts to add some water and nutrients to what you do:

1 – Do something Different – You can’t always change the place you work, but you can approach your work diferently. Choose to enjoy it. Choose to enjoy people. Solve a problem for someone. Be a servant. Its not all about you.

2 – Make Stronger Choices – Make a decision. Don’t let life happen to you. Happen to Life.

3 – Spend time discovering and rediscovering what you like and don’t like. Explore your house, neighborhood, town, city, state, country…Go back to what you loved as a child and rediscover a piece that you lost when you grew up.

4 – Take Action. So what. Just Do it.“The Art will teach you how” -anon . (see numbers 6 and 7)

5 – Don’t make excuses. (See number 4)

6 – Quite worrying about great results. The results will take care of themselves if you make every day your masterpiece and work your hardest to perform at your best in all situations. How are you performing today? Stop looking at the scoreboard. Show up and produce something.

7 – Be content to make crap first. “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly first” – Roy H. Williams. Take the time to get good. Perhaps you fail thousands of times before you make a lightbulb (Edison), perhaps you lose many races before you become president (Lincoln).

8 – Take Action. So what. Just do it. Action cures Fear.

9 – Consciously fill your well. What fills you up? Solitutde? Movies? Books? Time with Friends? (go back to number 1 from above – take in a new restaurant, new magazine, new place to hang out.)

10 – Work on You. Increase your value to the marketplace. Learn something about your craft, your vocation. Become the best you you can be.

11 – Write it down. Thoughts, Dreams, Goals…”if I put it on the page, it’s only a matter of time before I put it into practice” – Julia Cameron

12 – Take Action. Procrastination is just fear. Kill fear by acting.

How do you get past your dry spells?
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You Control You


I was reading back over some old journal entries of mine from last year. I came across some interesting things that I had written…some thoughts, and various quotes all kind of jumbled together.


Here’s the first one:


You control You.

You can not control others.

You can not control the score.

“The Final Outcome”

You control You.

You control the effort you make.

Did you do your best?

Only You really know for sure.

You can fool others. Not yourself.

Did you give your all?

Take all the shots?

Give more than you are asked to give?

Were you a valuable resource?

Did you solve problems or did you create problems?

Did you serve?

Were you reliable?



A positive influence?

Did you encourage?

Were you selfless?

Did you play well with others?


Don’t fret the outcome.

Always Give your 100%.

Thats all you got.

You control your 100%.

You control You.