The difference between an amateur and a professional

An amateur hopes a goal will happen. The professional sets a goal then works backwards.

An amateur cuts with words. Professionals look for ways to raise their own game while lifting others alongside them.

An amateur relies on hope. The professional acts and demonstrates results.

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Your daily dose

January 11 2019    Tags: , , ,

Choose wisely:

  • water
  • tea
  • coffee
  • sunshine
  • yoga
  • walks
  • ocean
  • mountains
  • fields
  • flowers
  • cloud watching
  • star gazing
  • sunset savoring
  • sunrise chasing
  • writing
  • journaling
  • weightlifting
  • running
  • cycling
  • multivitamins
  • movie theaters
  • bookstores
  • libraries
  • laughter
  • family
  • friends
  • dogs
  • cats
  • horses
  • lunch dates
  • coffee dates
  • phone calls
  • handwritten letters
  • Skype sessions
  • farmers markets
  • newspapers
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • gratitude
  • Netflix
  • wine
  • chocolate
  • naps
  • painting
  • drawing
  • building
  • dreaming
  • planning
  • driving
  • singing
  • listening
  • talking
  • giving
  • receiving
  • surprises
  • candles
  • love notes
  • playlists
  • music
  • Podcasts
  • quiet
  • reflection
  • meditation
  • prayer

Take as needed.

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Where’s your focus?

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When setting big goals, most people tend to focus on the future: The changes they hope to see and the results they want to bring about.

Yet those who find the most success know that while it is imperative to have a clear understanding… More...

How to create your future

Last weekend my team and I organized the first free outdoor film festival in Pokhara, Nepal. From crowdfunding to logistical planning, we spent months outlining how the event would run. Through hard work, grit, and perseverance, we turned what was once a dream into reality: Over 400 attendees enjoyed films in three different locations throughout the city. Popcorn, prizes, and toys were distributed….

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Give thanks

The ability to show and express gratitude is one of the greatest gifts we can give to another. Gratitude is a powerful tool, one that can shift perspectives and brighten a dreary worldview in an instant.

A dear friend in Nepal once told me, “It is always possible to look up and see who is above you. People driving cars. The airplanes. My father said we have to also look…

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How do you want to be known?

A lot of people are searching.

We’re questioning the ways things are done and how they are run, the notion of work, the ways in which we live, and the relationships we invest our time in.

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Strike while the iron is hot

Success is complicated. Failure can be easier to unpack (and accept); a boot stomping out a potential future. Success, however, leads into a winding, mystifying unknown. This is scary to many people and for good reason.

When things start to go right, how do you respond? Do you take credit or attribute some outside force — the right place at the right time, a lucky draw, someone else’s connections,…

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The risk of vulnerability

Vulnerability is associated with weakness and inferiority, yet exposing your true self requires strength and conviction.

The future is uncertain, and there’s no telling how events will pan out.

Find the courage to live your best life — truly, freely, authentically.

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What do you want more than anything?

Grit. Determination. Focus. Passion. Stubbornness. Courage. Diligence. Patience.

Your biggest dreams will require all of these and more. You will wonder whether your sacrifices are “worth it.” You will question your decisions and make mistakes. You will disappoint others. You will disappoint yourself. Your resolve will be tested, over and over again.

But if you really, truly want something? Nothing will stop you.

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Find what fuels you

art
music
nature
fixing
writing
walking
helping
praying
laughing
tinkering
exploring
reading
hiking
organizing
scultping
discovering
drawing
planting
analyzing
dancing
donating
planning
dreaming
yoga
hosting
gardening
meditating
sewing
giving
playing
cleaning
running
loving
singing
crafts
gratitude
building
painting
connecting

do more of that.

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