The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
-- John Dryden

 

   

The MONTHLY Motivator - January 2007

Where to begin

Many times people will write to me with a query that goes something like this:

I love your Daily Motivator messages and find that there is so much truth in them. But my problem is this -- I don’t know where to begin. I know I want more out of life. But I just can’t seem to get myself to take the necessary steps. Can you help?

If you’re like most people, you’ve no doubt felt that way at some point in your life. I certainly know I have. The spirit is willing and yet the flesh is weak. You know that you want to live with positive purpose. You know that you want to achieve great things and find the fulfillment for which you long. You know that you would like to make more of the incredible opportunity that is your life. And yet, when you wake up each morning, there are all sorts of mundane things already demanding your attention. Those things can quickly wear you down and break your spirit. You start off with the very best of intentions, and end up getting distracted again today by the same things that held you back yesterday.

So you wonder and ask yourself, where do I begin? How do I begin?


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