Weekly Word: Failure, Failure. FAILURE.

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. ~ Denis Waitley

Anyone who knows anything about failure know that it has the power to temporarily render you hopeless. No matter how enlightened and present a person is, there is always that split second where everything just sucks.

Epic Fail

Weekly Word: Failure, Failure. FAILURE.

Weekly Word: Failure, Failure. FAILURE.


But what happens after the split second of darkness? Does it stretch out to become a few seconds… or a few days… or a couple months? And then what? After an epic fail when do you pick yourself up and try again?

“Failure” is no big deal; honestly it’s like an opinion. Everyone has one; most have many. As a writer I’ve had so many I can’t remember them all! And I don’t consider them failures at all, because I always picked myself back up and kept going in a more informed way. How many times have you heard of folk who hit rock bottom, supposedly, right before something wonderful happened for them? If that person hadn’t picked themselves up would they have achieved success?

Weekly Word: The Importance of Rituals

“Will power doesn’t last, but rituals can last a lifetime.” ~ Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins talks, actually rambles in an amazing way, about not only the importance of rituals (aka habits) but exactly how to go about changing your life and achieving your goals, whatever they are.

I love the practical way he approaches this topic and how this can be applied to anything and anyone regardless of background, age or situation. Right now I am building a habit of effectively planning and managing my time. I am making progress but I’m not going to say it’s easy. It is not! But it is do-able because I am able to break things down into small steps and take it, sorry for the cliche, one step at a time.


Weekly Word: Your Habits = Your Life

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle

This is one of so true it stays posted on my wall. When things are not working smoothly in my life I usually take a look at how that connects to my personal habits. Then, adjusting my personal habits accordingly fixes the issue, or at least improves the situation, the majority of the time.

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For example, when I for whatever reason start putting off doing little chores at home, that procrastination builds and spreads, like a disease, to all the other parts of my life. Soon I am putting off big things and not staying on top of important things. Once I reverse this and address even the smallest of matters in a timely fashion (like finally washing those dishes, or replacing the batteries in the chirping smoke alarm) that energy also reverberates to the other sections of my life (staying on top of my work schedule, paying bills on time, etc.). Effective planning  is a habit I am currently in the process of building (emphasis on effective).

So the message here is to make sure that what you do repeatedly, your habits, are serving you and facilitating the type of life you want to live. If they aren’t let them go, replace them with actions that do serve you, and watch how your life changes for the better. As Zig Ziglar says, self discipline is the key to excellence!