Failure Doesn’t Mean…

Failure doesn't mean

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” – Robert H. Schuller Quote of the Day. Part of overcoming our fear of failure is redefining how we think of failure.  For many of us, failure is a crushing defeat that directly reflects the core of our being:  to experience [...]

Living Our Fears

Taking Flight

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown Quote of the Day. The theme for this week’s “Quote of the Day” series is the fear of failure.  The intent is not to dwell on fear, but to understand and overcome our fear of failure. To start [...]

Fear and Trust

Hand Reaching Out

“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.” – Psalm 56:3 Quote of the Day, Sunday. The beginning of another week: a day to rest, reflect and prepare!  Today’s quote of the day is a verse that addresses something we all encounter in our lives – fear.  The causes vary, and it [...]

Borrowing Intelligence

Woodrow Wilson

“I use not only all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” – Woodrow Wilson Quote of the Day. Earlier this week I posted a quote from Scott Robert Alexander pointing out that we become the product of three things.  Today’s quote is related in its suggestion that successful people use [...]

Unpleasant Facts

Unmasked

“Unpleasant facts don’t go away simply because we stop paying conscious attention to them.” – Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz, The Power of Full Engagement Quote of the Day. One of the basic themes of elusivelife.net is that of self-improvement through self-reflection.  People can initiate remarkable changes in themselves if they cut through their own [...]

Consequence of Procrastination

Drips of Energy

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” ― William James Quote of the Day. What are the first things that pop into mind when you consider the consequences of procrastination?  Missed deadlines?  Last minute scrambling?  Late nights cramming for tests? Today’s quote relates to one aspect of procrastination that [...]

What is Procrastination?

Planner

“Procrastination is about how you think, how you speak, and how you act.  All 3 work together to block you from having more success in your life.” – Jennifer White Quote of the Day. We all experience moments of procrastination – times when we put off high priority tasks and replace them with tasks of [...]

We Become the Product of Three Things

Rhinoceros Success - Product of 3

“We become the product of three things:  who we associate with, the books we read, and the tapes we listen to.” – Scott Alexander, Rhinoceros Success Quote of the Day. Have you ever heard the saying that we are the “average of the three people that we spend the most time with?”  In his classic [...]

Integrity and Uprightness

Sunrise

“Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.” – Psalm 25:21 Quote of the Day, Sunday. The values that we want to display in our lives require intentional thought and disciplined action.  Sometimes, however, our own efforts are not enough.  Don’t be afraid to pray for the strength to live your values! [...]

From What We Give

Give of Ourselves

““From what we get in life, we make a living.  From what we give, we make a life.” – Arthur Ashe Quote of the Day. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that what we get in life – money, possessions, status – is part of “building a life”.  As Arthur Ashe [...]