Tag Archives: Excitement

On the Power of Small Wins

Legendary coach, John Wooden, wrote: “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur…. Don’t look for the quick, big improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens – and when … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Letting Go to Become What I Might Be

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” wrote Lao Tzu. It is in these beautiful and joyous moments of letting go that great leaders find the joy and excitement of renewal – the … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

There Can Be Miracles… When You Believe

“There can be miracles when you believe” – these beautiful and inspiring words sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in their mix “When You Believe.” It happens in a belief, one that is multi-faceted in its composition: a belief … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Mosaic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Vigilant Mindset

It is the great leaders’ daily ritual in the quiet of the morning – their mind goes through the day ahead: family responsibilities to take care of, personal to-do’s, business schedule, evening commitments (a late night ahead?), then home again. … Continue reading

Posted in Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Joy of Edges

Kurt Vonnegut wrote: “I want to stand as close to the edge without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” This is the excitement, joy and passion that great leaders experience … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Did He Have Passion?

In the movie, Serendipity, we hear an inspiring and memorable quote: “You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: ‘Did he have passion?’” While there is little evidence to confirm the validity that … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Life Is a Do-It-Yourself Campaign

In his recent article, The Key to Enlightened Selfishness, Phillip Humbert, leadership guru and motivator, writes:  “In the end, life is a do-it-yourself, for yourself (and for your loved ones) campaign.” He speaks of the hardships each generation endured, and … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brick Walls Are There for a Reason

Randy Pausch, the inspirational college professor who shared his end of life journey and battle with pancreatic cancer in his memorable speech widely-known as The Last Lecture, said: “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listen to the Beating of Your Heart

An old Chinese proverb tells us:  “Do not mix the galloping of your horse, my knight, with the beating of your heart.” A passion for life and its infinite possibilities is the heartbeat of great leaders.  It fills them with … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Law of Curiosity

In his book, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth,” John Maxwell shares his Law of Curiosity.  He writes: “Curious people possess a thirst for knowledge. They are interested in life, people, ideas, experiences, and events, and they live in a constant … Continue reading

Posted in Fulfillment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment