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Motivational Quote Monday: Overcome Fear, Behold Wonder

The Internet is filled with quotes on courage, bravery, and overcoming fear. For example: My favorite, though, is simple, concise, and sums things up perfectly in four words. Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and one of my favorite books, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, said: “Overcome … Continue reading...

Motivational Quote Monday: Knowing is Not Enough

This February marks the fifth anniversary of one of my first posts on the subject of accountability. I’d just begun a Monthly Accountability Challenge (MAC) with my dear friend, Patrice, and had little inkling then that our monthly challenges would still be going strong five years later. At the beginning … Continue reading...

Motivational Quote Monday: True Power

As I lay in bed last night, a thought popped into my head: “I am powerful. I can make things happen.” And it’s true. I think perhaps that over time I’d lost that knowledge. I have had a grasp on it many times over the years but somehow I gave … Continue reading...

Motivational Quote Monday: Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud

Motivational quotes – I love ’em. This one – “Don’t stop until you’re proud” – came to me from a friend in response to my recent post, “My Favorite Best-Self Quote.” In it, I confided that I had been carrying around Steve Prefontaine’s words, “To give anything less than your … Continue reading...

My Favorite Best-Self Quote

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine, American long-distance runner (1951-1975) This quote has been taped to my treadmill for about 12 years. While the ink has faded and the corners are curled and torn – evidence of several years and moving the … Continue reading...

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