Category Archives: success

Forget Labels! Discover What Really Matters

Forget Labels! Discover What Really Matters

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Labels seemingly set limits but real limitations come from within. “That’s harsh” you might think, growing defensive. Please do not take the comments personally. Many people let labels overshadow what really matters. Heck, I allowed the label “cerebral palsy” to restrict me. Back in 2011 the idea came to my mind to complete a marathon.…

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Build your resolve and unlock your beast mode!

Building Your Resolve

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New Year resolutions, what flimsy and meaningless statements! If you agree with that, today I am writing directly to you. I am challenging your thoughts. Hopefully help you realize “flimsy” and “meaningless” actually describe another item, your resolve. Happy New Year by the way! In retrospect maybe I should avoid hurling insults before expressing celebratory…

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Don't write your year in review too early! You still have time to squeeze out the failure.

Hold Off On Your Year in Review!

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With each passing day in December more and more year in reviews emerge. Bloggers post them before taking hiatuses. The bloggers electing to rest before the New Year arrives. Heck the same goes for people in general. Maybe even you! Perhaps you find yourself reflecting on the past 350-plus days. I understand the temptation. Few…

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Mementos from road races I've completed.

Moving Towards a Better Life

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A better life, what a phrase! Those three words possess a great allure. At the same time those very same three words can sink you, leaving you overwhelmed with frustrations and regrets. You might grapple internally with questions like “Why am I not seeing greater results?” or “What am I doing wrong?” In an attempt…

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Widen your horizons quote from Stephen Richards

Celebrate Self-Improvement Month

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Happy Self-Improvement Month! What? Did you not know September marks Self-Improvement Month? Well honestly I didn’t know either until I searched “September is national what month.” Anyways, now we both know. So next comes the question, how will you celebrate? Allow me to give you some ideas. Make a Music Playlist That Motivates! Sounds simple,…

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Switch your mindset to ON and act with purpose and precision.

Celebrating Personal Maintenance

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You deserve some applause. For real, I’m serious. While you remain focused on whatever goal you continue to work towards, you overlook frequent activities deserving accolades. Activities you may humbly wave off as simply personal maintenance. However, I feel there exists a time to celebrate personal maintenance. Yes, celebrate! Without tending to personal maintenance, life…

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Challenges your limits

Challenge Your Limits

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Think about the last time you said “I can’t.” What couldn’t you do? Why? Answering these questions will most likely lead to a discussion on limits. Who set said limits? The dialogue continues! Allow me to ask one more question. When did you last challenge your limits? Others in the cerebral palsy community helped me…

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View from room 1605

Over, or Just the Beginning?

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With life come certain discrete patterns. Think about the last event you eagerly anticipated, perhaps a vacation or simply a get together with old friends. How do you feel when that event passes? If like me, you may experience an emotional letdown. Man, you just went from great anticipation to over. Or, did you? A…

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James Scchleicher

Guest Post: Unpack Your Personal Baggage

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If you read my blog regularly, the name James Schleicher will sound familiar. James and I met through our college newspaper and quickly became friends. Post-college our friendship grew stronger thanks to similarities in our professional pursuits. Recently while on the phone with each other we discovered even more common ground. In the past we…

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2015 Hopes & Dreams

Finding and Maintaining Motivation

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Almost halfway through 2015 I must ask you my dear reader, where do you stand with the New Year resolutions you set back in January? Stay honest with me. More importantly, stay honest with you. No worries if you cannot claim success right now. You still possess time. Go look at how many days remain…

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