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String of Days

Posted on June 15, 2016
String of Days

Each day is a mini lifetime.”


When you wake up in the morning, do you ever think that it is the first day of the rest of your life?

And when you go to bed at night, do you reflect back on the day and realize that it is gone forever?

Did you make the day what you wanted it to be? What was your legacy for that day?

Life is a string of days—a series of mini-lifetimes. Each day brings with it a new beginning and ends with a legacy of some kind.

Are you beginning each day with the determination to make it great? Are you ending each day satisfied with its results?

You can only live one day at a time; live each with purpose.

© 2016 The Growth Group, LLC - All rights reserved.

Be Like the Rain

Posted on April 18, 2016
Be Like the Rain


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
~William James

The rain was falling gently and cooling off the hot summer day.  I was thankful for its presence, and the trees, flowers and other plants were benefiting from its nourishing effect.

This gentle rain was a giver. It asked nothing in return.  Yet everything growing in the soil would flourish because of its nourishing power.

It made me wonder . . .

Do I have a nourishing impact on those I come into contact with?

Do I freely share my gifts to help others flourish?

Do I do so with no expectations of a return?

How can I become like the rain?  How can I provide a gentle, nourishing strength?
Take the time to be like the rain . . . a gentle, yet nourishing presence in the lives of others.

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How You Think Comes Out In What You Say

Posted on March 18, 2016
How You Think Comes Out In What You Say


“Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities!  Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”


-Norman Vincent Peale



In frustration Sally said, “I'm overwhelmed.  I have too much to do, yet I don’t want to disappoint my boss. I’ll just postpone some of my difficult tasks and work on some easier ones.”


Sally has entered the realm of Scarcity Thinking.  


Being overwhelmed and frustrated, she's become fear-focused.  Her fear will attract the very condition she wants to avoid (i.e. disappointing her boss) and will ultimately derail her Greatness Journey.  


However, if Sally would choose to focus on the truth of who she is and what she excels in doing, she would regain her confidence and thus be better equipped to control her circumstances.  


How you think is often revealed in the comments you make.  Keep your thoughts and words positive.




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Are You Stuck In Reverse?

Posted on February 17, 2016









"Don’t dwell on what went wrong.  Instead, focus on what to do next.  Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer."


- Denis Waitley




On any given day, we may feel that things are not going well for us.  We have too many uncontrollable demands on our time and resources.  We feel overwhelmed.  This often leads to us not getting tasks done and to frustration, the feeling that we are being blocked from achieving our goals.  


Being overwhelmed and frustrated is like your DVD player stuck in reverse: it will not get you to the end of your movie.


At this point, consider pressing the “pause” button and take a moment to focus.  Clarify the tasks or initiatives you want to accomplish.  Prioritize your “to do” list.


Now, press the “play” button.  You’re moving forward once again, putting your planning into action. You're able to accomplish your initiatives.  


When things are moving, growing, flourishing, you’ve hit the “fast-forward” button, the feeling of being overwhelmed and frustrated is far behind you.  You are in your zone and in control of your life! 


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