Tag: goals

You Reached the Goal! Now What?

Accomplishments should bring us joy … shouldn’t they? One might think so and I would agree. Yet that is not always the case. It’s not uncommon for us to discover accomplishments bring completely opposite feelings. We might feel lost or have an empty feeling after achieving a goal. Weddings...

A Life Review – 4 Questions for Happiness

Are you getting what you want out of life? The self-righteous metaphysician might reply, with a slight smirk to indicate her superiority, “Dear, It’s not what you get out of life, but it’s what you put in that counts!” That’s true. It’s also as annoying as all get out...

Are We “Wasting” Time?

How to Use Time Wisely to Create Fulfillment Have you ever heard someone say they wished they had the time to learn a new language, clean out the garage, or meditate regularly? My Grandma Esther would have said, “If wishes were horses all beggars would ride.” We live in...

Do You Find it Difficult to Make Decisions?

Do You Need to Have it Your Way? Do you find yourself faced with too many choices? It’s definitely a “first world” problem. People in third world countries search for clean water on a daily basis. Meanwhile, we’re stumped at our grocery store trying to decide which of the 20...

Stop Trying To Be Yourself

Are you still trying to find your “purpose?” The problem is not finding it. The real challenge is what to do after you figure it out! I starting teaching a workshop over twenty years ago called, “Discovering Your Bliss.” I was in my Joseph Campbell period, a ministerial student...

Focusing Our Attention

Have you ever wondered why positive thinking doesn’t always seem to work? Do you understand the difference between “positive thinking” and “thinking positively?” First let me point out the first question includes “doesn’t seem to work,” not “doesn’t work.”  Positive thinking works exactly the same way as prayer, even...

Mushrooms and Manure

Do you seem at times to be doing a lot, but accomplishing little? Working through a To Do list can end up being more of a chore than a triumph. If this has happened to you then perhaps it’s not the list but what’s on it. People often wonder...

Affirming Our Good

Do you use affirmations? Or, do you understand what they are and how they work? The use of affirmations – short, meaningful, positive statements to focus our minds on a goal or desire – is taught widely. Louise Hay, the well-known New Thought minister and healing-focus writer, made affirmations...

Relentless Positive Action

Have you ever heard the term “relentless positive action.” Positive action I get. I have been practicing living a more forward moving, positively enforced life for over two decades. I just published a book that deals with this, I’ve taught it in classes and congregations and work with clients...

Choose the Stream

We have all seen televangelists or motivational speakers. Some of them seem to have the same smile on their face constantly. I find that kind of perennial “happy go lucky” or “everything is just wonderful all the time” attitude incredibly unbelievable. No one is happy all the time. When...