Living Successfully

Earl Nightingale, challenged us with this question: “Am I moving in the direction of my dreams? Or am I playing lock-step with millions of other people because of some stereotyped idea I picked up from people who don’t know any more than I do – – maybe less?  People who perhaps have not proved in their own lives that they’re experts when it comes to living successfully?”

Happiness vs Success

After speaking with a potential coaching client this morning I pondered how everyone wants to be a success at something thinking that if they achieve their goal they will then be, happy.  Seldom do I speak with anyone who wants to learn how to find the road to, happiness, which leads to true success. We must follow our, joy!

Earl Nightingale’s Narration of The Common Denominator of Success

To learn the difference between those who achieve and those to whom achievement never comes, listen now to Earl Nightingale’s audio message.




I found a poem by, Gerald Gould, that expresses my restless spirit so well:

“Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea, And East and West the wanderlust that will not let me be;  It works in me like madness, dear, to bid me say goodbye! For the seas call and the stars call, and oh, the call of the sky! I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are, but man can have the sun for friend, and for his guide a star; And there’s no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard, for the river calls and the road calls, and oh, the call of a bird! Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day, the old ships draw to home again, the young ships sail away; And come I may, but go I must, and if men ask you why, you may put the blame on the stars and the sun and the white road and the sky!”





Doggone Funny

As a single, older woman who travels alone, I’ve come to accept that people are not always willing to help, even in the smallest of ways like holding a door open or assisting with overhead baggage; But, add a puppy to the equation and everything shifts from cool disinterest to extending help way beyond any measure of hope or expectation!

So, my inquiring mind wants to know, “Why am I not worth helping unless I have a fuzzy, four-legged critter in my arms? Why so much concern for animals and so little for humans?”  I’ve seen young women struggle with strollers and groceries while balancing a baby and no one offers a hand, but take the same woman and replace baby with puppy and suddenly help is offered from every direction.

No sermon, just saying!