Do the Opposite….

I have never been a fan of “normal.”  Even as a little kid I was drawn to things that were different.  I wanted a bicycle that stood out from the crowd – not more expensive or even better – just different.  I built my first car from the ground up so I could have something that would stand out.  I moved on to college options that were different, completing bachelors and masters degrees with no debt. Here’s a quotation that helped shape my choices: “If you want to be successful in life, simply watch what most people would do in … Read More

Don’t send your freedom to jail

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” –John F. Kennedy Would you expect this sentiment from a politician?  Don’t they all try to get us to conform?   Here’s another quotation for today: “If you don’t have a successful role model to emulate, then just look at what everybody else is doing and don’t do it.” — Earl Nightingale~

Just ask the horse

I heard a story about a man riding a horse at breakneck speed.  It appears he’s going someplace very important.  A man standing along the roadside shouts, “Where are you going?”  To which the rider yells back, “I don’t know.   Ask the horse.” This seems to be essentially the story I’m hearing from lots of people today.  They’re riding the horse of circumstances, their habits or other people’s expectations.  If that describes you, it’s time to grab the reins and move your life in the direction of where you really want to go. One of the defining moments of my … Read More