“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The physical act of writing is easy. Taking multiple words and stringing them together into sentences that make sense is not difficult. I’d argue that anyone can write — however, not everyone can be a writer. Being a writer requires more than words; it demands an emotional response.
Regardless of the topic, a writer creates a one-on-one relationship with each member of their audience. This is true even when the writer is the only one doing the reading.
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause…”
The world is filled with people that invent, produce, and make things for money. …
“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”
It is often said that time is our most precious commodity. Despite that fact, it gets wasted. We find ourselves staring into the distance, declaring that there isn’t enough. After all, there are only twenty-four hours in a day, and we need to sleep for six to eight of them. What can we do?
Treating your time the same way you treat your money is the key to finding more.
The first thing a person should do when they want to climb out…
Cancer sucks, plain and simple.
It created a gaping hole in my life shortly after my eighteenth birthday. Mine and my younger brother’s mom, a solo-parent since her husband had died almost sixteen years earlier, succumbed to a long fight against the deadly disease. To her credit, and I can say without blinking, she gave it everything she had. Unfortunately, it was a battle against nearly impossible odds — one that she eventually lost.
That’s not to say that she didn’t try to fight. I remember chemotherapy sessions that left her lethargic for days at a time, not to mention…
“[Brody] was very much what the wrestling business needed … a big, strong, athlete that could let people know that they better think twice before they step into the ring against him.”
~ Dory Funk Jr. (former professional wrestler)
The death of wrestler Bruiser Brody at the hand of a rival wrestler shocked the wrestling world. The business had seen its line between fantasy and reality blurred and lost one of the era’s greatest superstars.
Frank Goodish was the epitome of wrestling in the late 1970s and 1980s. He embodied his Bruiser Brody character in public, becoming a wild-eyed, chain…
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team is a celebrated NFL franchise with a history that goes back more than forty years. In the early 1960s, Tampa, Florida, was a small but growing city in a larger but still growing region. City leaders decided to upgrade its sports stadium to attract large sporting events and accelerate its growth.
The idea floated by local business leaders was a simple one. Tampa’s existing sports stadium facility was woefully inadequate, and the area’s small size kept national recognized sports programs, both college and professional, from traveling there to play their games. …
On Saturday, January 13, 1996, nine-year-old Amber Hagerman and her five-year-old brother Ricky went with their mother Donna Whitson to Arlington, Texas, to see their grandparents. At around 3 pm, the two kids, who had bicycles at the house, asked if they could ride in their neighborhood. It was 70 degrees, and the kids wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.
This wasn’t an unusual request. The kids’ grandparents kept bicycles at the house so the two could go for a bike ride whenever they came over. The adults told them yes, as long as they went no…
“It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.”
- Mark Cuban
There is nothing wrong with dreaming. Seeing yourself as an integral part of a world you have always longed to join is an essential part of personal growth. I’m not afraid of having a dream. I do it all the time. My challenge has continuously come in the act of following through. To take the things I dream about and put in the necessary work to make them a reality.
The reason, if I really were to think about it, is simple. …
“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.”
The first step in the journey to reach your goals is to define your level of commitment. This is not a small thing by any stretch of the imagination. Regardless of where you hope to end up, you’ll need to be willing to put one-hundred-percent of your energies into getting there.
If you can’t honestly commit to that, then you may want to reassess your goal.
Furthermore, get out of your head when you think about reasons why you shouldn’t strive for your goal — that thing…